Review #1217 – Lous Pibous 24yr L’Encantada 1995 “Hail Yak II” Cask #135

Review #1217 | Armagnac Review #54 – Lous Pibous 24yr L’Encantada 1995 “Hail Yak II” Cask #135

The Schtick: This is a release of spirit distilled at Lous Pibous and bottled by L’Encantada, after selection by myself and others on behalf of Aficionados. Sold by Fine Drams, this bottling of Armagnac is bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering. Lous Pibous is certainly a well known name in the brandy world, so I’ll let it speak for itself. If you’re curious about how we came to pick this cask, check out our recent log of Private Selections. Since I was involved in selecting this, it will go unscored.

Distiller: Lous Pibous

Bottler: LEncantada

Selection: Aficionados

ABV: 56.1% ABV

Age: 24 Years

Nose: Honey, baking spices, fresh plum and pipe tobacco. Light oak, fresh juicy berries, raspberry, currant and blackberry.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, rich honey. Good deal of oak, but well integrated with honey, butter, and the juicy fruits. Pipe tobacco, musty sweetness and some

Finish: Long, rich, lots of sweet syrupy fruit, musty sherry notes, pipe tobacco and red licorice. Strong oak structure, blending nicely with the sweetness.

Overall: There’s a reason we couldn’t let this cask go and it shines here. The powerful fruit character, matched well with the oak structure made it a winning profile I’d seen from few Lous Pibous before.

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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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