Review #1424 – Jean-Luc Pasquet Lot 73 Aficionados Selection

The Schtick: This is a single cask of Petite Champagne Cognac, produced and bottled by Jean-Luc Pasquet. Selected blind by a panel from Aficionados, this cask was bottled at natural cask strength without any coloring or filtering. It won out against some stiff competition. Let’s see how it is, but keep in mind that since I was involved in selecting this, it will go unscored. At the time of this writing, some bottles are still available.

Distiller: Jean-Luc Pasquet

Bottler: Jean-Luc Pasquet

Brand: Jean-Luc Pasquet

Selection: Aficionados

ABV: 50.9% ABV

Age: 46 Years


Nose: Luscious apple pie, loads of fruit and syrupy sweetness. Some pepper, faint anise, rich apple, pear.

Taste: Thick, rich and loaded with complexity. Sweet apple and graham cracker. Pepper balances the sweetness before a strong arrival of pipe tobacco, date fruit, stewed fruits and tannic oak structure.

Finish: Long, rich and powerful. The oak is there but not overbearing, giving the sweet fruits and creamy dessert notes some support. The amount of oak and tannins is just right. Leaves with musty, rich pipe tobacco and some jammy fruit sweetness.

Overall: Phenomenal in every sense, it is clear why this cask was a standout among those provided by JLP for selection.

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Rank: UNSCORED


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Decoded:

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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