Le Freche 1989 LEncantada 21yr Cask #l121

The Schtick: Distilled at Le Freche (airquotes) and bottled by the orange wax gang at L’Encantada, this release features a 31yr bottling distilled in 1989. Bottled after 31 years of aging, this release is bottled at barrel proof with no coloring or filtering.

Review #2139 | Armagnac Review #106

Distiller: Le Freche

Bottler: LEncantada

Brand: LEncantada


ABV: 50.1% ABV

Age: 21 Years

Nose: Bold, spicy, loaded with anise and quite a bit of pepper. Tannic and dry, spicy, loads of grape and a touch of cream.

Taste: Rich on the palate, syrupy and loaded with grape character. Oaky, dry, packed with cherry, grape and anise. Spicy, tannic, dry, peppery.

Finish: Long, dry finish. Barrel char, luxardo cherry, brash tannin and a spicy, dry back palate.

Overall: I want to love it, but the heavy handed tannins and the extremely dry finish just don’t do it for me. It’s well made, true in execution to the house, but fails to blow me away.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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