Paid: $95 for 700ml
Distilled/Owned by: “Domaine Del Cassou” / L’Encantada
Region: Bas Armagnac
Aged For: 20 Years. Distilled 1998
Cask Type: French Oak
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Sweet grapes, cinnamon, clove, maple syrup, flowers, sort of delicate and rich at the same time, an interesting balance
Mouthfeel: Medium body
Palate/Taste: Oranges, more clove, maple, tobacco, oak, honey, baked rye, dark berries, dried fruit, and touch of pepper
Finish: Medium warmth with a medium to long finish, oak, baking spice, leather, tobacco, and chocolate with grape and citrus.
Thoughts: Huge props to the aficionados who picked this cask, it’s banging. Fruity, rich, spicy, floral, and sweet it hits everything without being disjointed.
Score: 90 out of 100