Review #490 | Armagnac Review #14
Distiller: Chateau de Pellehaut
Bottler: Chateau de Pellehaut
Brand: Chateau de Pellehaut
ABV: 49.8% ABV
Age: 31 Years
Nose: Deep oaky bourbon notes. Brown sugar, maple, caramel, peach cobble, blackberry jam. The complexity here is impressive.
Taste: Sweet and syrupy, almost like Dole syrupy. Fruit abounds here like a fruit cocktail, oaky and tannic blending nicely with cocoa. The sweetness is really apparent here, but the oak that I usually find too dominating is a great blender here. The two extremes balance nicely, preventing it from being either cloying or too dry.
Finish: Medium with more sweetness surviving. Oak is present here also, but the stewed fruits win out in the end.
Overall: There were a lot of directions this could have gone, but it wasnt oak dominated and this was the kicker. The finish was particularly nice, ending on a faintly sweet note rather than a bitter, dry, tannic one.
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