Chateau de Leberon 1994

The Schtick: Distilled by Chateau de Leberon in 1994 using a continuous alembic still, this particular expression features 65% Ugni Blanc and 35% Colombard grapes. Aged for 27 years and bottled at 46% without filtering at the castle, this should be nothing short of flavorful. Let’s dig in.

Review #2128 | Armagnac Review #102

Distiller: Cheateau de Leberon

Bottler: Cheateau de Leberon

Brand: Cheateau de Leberon

Selection: PM Spirits

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: 27 Years

Nose: Powerful and rich, syrupy grape character with some black currant undertones, blackberry and raspberry. Light tobacco, light on tannins and pepper, jammy at first. Light cream, nougat character. Touch of black tea.

Taste: Medium body, not crazy viscous, but pleasant. Proof is right on, doesn’t drink hot at all, but not thin either. Satisfying fruit character. Fuji apple, blackberry, a touch of vanilla bean, light oak once more, raisin bread. Spice drops on the back palate.

Finish: Long finish. A touch hot here, but satisfying and rich. Jammy grape character, fig, a touch of cherry and a delightfully satisfying oak, tannin, spice and tobacco linger on the back palate.

Overall: Quite lovely, this 94 is a delight that weaves together great fruit character and a bright, spritely profile alone with just enough tannin to produce a compelling pour.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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