Review #1430 – DEsperance 16yr Armagnac 2003 PM Spirits x Nasa Liquor Selection Cask #137

The Schtick: This selection from PM Spirits and Nasa Liquors is a cask of Armagnac from D’Esperance. Matured for 16 years in French Oak, this Armagnac is bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering, or other additives.

Distiller: DEsperance

Bottler: DEsperance

Brand: DEsperance

Selection: N/A

ABV: 48% ABV

Age: 16 Years

Nose: Sweet cream, prominent grape note, some sulfur and pepper. Honey, butter, toffee.

Taste: Medium mouth feel – a long prick of heat. Sweet toffee, toasted almond, vanilla bean, cocoa. Rich berry, raisin bread.

Finish: Short but complex. Nice cocoa component to go with grape, blueberry and some creamy vanilla sweetness.

Overall: Nice overall. While not exceptionally complex, it’s hitting all the right notes.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6



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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