Review #1103 – Le Freche 29yr L’Encantada 1988, Lincoln Road Selection

Review #1103 | Brandy Review #37 – Le Freche 29yr L’Encantada 1988

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit produced in the Le Freche region of Armagnac region of France and bottled for Lincoln Road in MI. It is bottled at cask strength without any coloring or filtering. 

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Distiller: Le Freche Region Producer

Bottler: L’Encantada

ABV: 52% ABV

Age: 29 Years


Nose: Rich cocoa, honey, jammy fruits. Lots of oak here, really bold tannic backbone. Sweet grapes, light vanilla, faint herbal quality. Light cola note. No plastic or astringency. 

Taste: Medium mouth feel. No real heat. Sweet, juicy grapes. Some currant, blackberry, blueberry. Light cocoa, strong oak presence. Not too dry, but it’s woody. Faint plastic note. 

Finish: Long, rich and sweet. Honey, tobacco, oak, herbal mintiness, blackberry and currant are dominant here, with a really unique showing throughout. 

Overall: I like this quite a bit since it preserves some of armagnac’s most notable characteristics without becoming an oaky bourbon bomb. That’s a common complaint I have with some armagnacs. This is on the straight and narrow, though, and is delicious. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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