Review #821 | /r/Brandy Review #24 – 1995 Château de Briat 20 Year Old Vintage Armagnac
The Schtick: “Château de Briat is operated by the Baron de Pichon-Longueville’s great, great-grandson, Stêphane de Luze, who represents the fifth generation of the family to make Armagnac at the former hunting lodge of Henry IV. Distilled from Baco, the house style is a rich and full-bodied brandy that seemingly pays homage to the former king’s spirited namesake: Bourbon.” – KLWines Webpage.
This is a 20 year old armagnac distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2015.
Distiller: Chateau de Briat
Bottler: Chateau de Briat
ABV: 44% ABV
Age: 20 Years
Nose: Vanilla, confectioners sugar. Vibrant, effervescent. Apples, pears, bubblegum, clove, potpourri. Nice baking spice. Perfumey. Really sweet, fruity, floral.
Taste: Thin, no heat. Sweet, complex – apples, pears, vanilla, cream, mild pepper, cocoa, faint sulfur, apple pie.
Finish: Short, spicy and clove laden. Some sweetness. Bit of heat.
Overall: This was really interesting on the nose, but the finish did it in. I liked the palate, especially the wide variety.
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