The Schtick: This is a single cask of Cognac that was split between an enthusiast group and TTG. Hailing from 1962, this is a pretty old release, and it was thankfully bottled at natural cask strength with no coloring or filtering. It’s worth noting that this bottle was actually sampled while selecting for our Aficionados x Fine Drams JLP casks, so this is not the first time I’m drinking it. While we passed on this cask in favor of the 1992 and 1973, I was able to get a bottle of this thanks to the generosity of a friend, so I could drink it alongside our 92 and 73 and share some with others to make the same comparison as well. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Jean-Luc Pasquet
Bottler: Jean-Luc Pasquet
Brand: Jean-Luc Pasquet
Selection: Legacy Brandy
ABV: 41.9% ABV
Age: 57 Years
Nose: Oak, menthol, sweet cream and rich fruits. Rich oak, honey, grape and raspberry.
Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Grape, jam, blackberry, currant, menthol and nice oak. Faint heat, if anything. Excellent oak structure.
Finish: Short finish, but clean. Oak, grape, blueberry, currant, strong tannins.
Overall: Real nice, but the finish leaves me wanting a bit. The nose and palate are very solid though, and overall it’s a very nice bottling, and especially interesting when you consider what the world looked like back when this was distilled.
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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