2019: Aficionados x Fine Drams Jean-Luc Pasquet Single Cask Cognacs

In 2019, we set out to select a cognac. Little did we know, we’d be selecting two, as two casks from JLP demanded our attention. Competing against other casks and other producers, a Lot 1973 and a Lot 1992 cognac could not be ignored.


Aficionados x Fine Drams Jean-Luc Pasquet Lot 1973

Aficionados x Fine Drams Lot 73 is a 1973 vintage Cognac from Jean-Luc Pasquet. Distilled from grapes grown in the Petite Champagne region and bottled at natural cask strength, this bottling performs admirably at its 50.3% ABV. Displaying rich notes of toffee, tobacco, Concord grape and nutty sweetness, this bottling was a great example of oak and fruit, with neither in excess. Selected blind via a panel from the Aficionados Discord server, this cask was a stunner when compared to offerings both from JLP and other cognac producers.


Aficionados x Fine Drams Jean-Luc Pasquet Lot 1973

Aficionados x Fine Drams Lot 92 is a 1992 vintage Cognac from Jean-Luc Pasquet. Distilled from grapes grown in the Petite Champagne region, this natural cask strength bottling comes to us at a very potent 61.4% ABV. This cask powerfully demonstrated sweet frosting along with fruity notes like orange marmalade, blackberry, baked apples and figs. With less oak than Lot 73, this bright, fruity delight was a great yin to the yang of the mustier, more savory cask of Lot 73. Selected at the same time as Lot 73 by a panel from the Aficionados Discord server, it was clear to the panel upon tasting that both casks were a must buy, so this cask was procured as well.