Review #489 | /r/Brandy Review #13 – Chateau de Pellehaut 2000 Vintage 17yr Armagnac
The Schtick: This is an armagnac from Chateau de Pellehaut which hails from the Tenareze region. Pellehaut primarily uses folle blanche.
Distiller: Chateau de Pellehaut
Bottler: Chateau de Pellehaut
ABV: 49.7% ABV
Age: 17 Years
Grape Varietal: Folle Blanche
Nose: Thick, rich fudge. Sweet bready caramel. Faint blackberry jam, gingerbread.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, only faint heat. Mild sulfur, faint pepper. Jammy and rich with fruity currant notes. Blackberry, raspberry, strawberry jam. Caramel and cocoa are very present here as well.
Finish: Medium length, fruity but dry. Nice and cake like with lots of cocoa, clove and gingerbread notes.
Overall: This is very well balanced, even despite it’s relative youth (compared to the others). Heat is in check, it’s not too syrupy or artificial and the sweetness isn’t cloying.
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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