Review #1428 – Recolte 31yr Delord 1988 Jax Shortbarrel Selection

The Schtick: This is a bottling by Delord of Armagnac selected by Jax and Shortbarrel in a colalborative selected. Bottled at 31 years old, this seems like a good ABV for something of this age. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1428 | Armagnac Review #65

Distiller: Recolte

Bottler: Delord

Brand: Delord

Selection: N/A

ABV: 47.0% ABV

Age: 31 Years


Nose: Thick, rich, brown sugar and toffee. Maple, pipe tobacco, pepper.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, a bit of heat, sweet cream, raisin bread, cocoa pipe tobacco and oak.

Finish: Short, but rich with maple, brown sugar, toffee, pipe tobacco while maintaining a nice oak structure.

Overall: Delicious overall. On the sweeter side of things, but some oak keeps it in check. This was real nice.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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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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