Review #438 – Domaine du Cardinat 23yo Bas Armagnac
Review #438 | /r/Brandy Review #5 – Domaine du Cardinat 23yo Bas Armagnac
The Schtick: It’s old, it’s not expensive, and according to K&L…it has pedigree. This is a Bas Armagnac that is bottled exclusively for K&L.
Designator: Bas Armagnac
Distiller: Domaine du Cardinat
Bottler: Domaine du Cardinat
Selection: K&L Wines Exclusive Line
ABV: 47% ABV | 94pf
Age: 23 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Clove, baking spice and some nice nuttiness. I don’t usually get that in spirits but it’s there. Some stewed fruits, namely plum, fig, raspberry, some concord grape, etc.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel but tame heat. Not too astringent. Some cocoa, lots of musty tobacco, lots of stewed fruits and a nice coffee toffee note. Some nice vanilla here also, but it’s nuanced.
Finish: Long and sweet. This is really nice on the way out – the stewed fruits give way to nice rich cocoa.
Overall: Overall, I paid $59.99 for this and was pretty impressed. It’s not amazing, or wildly complex, but it hits a lot of great notes without any big flaws. K&L continues to impress with their selection of a wide variety of spirits and I plan to continue to try more.
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