The Schtick: This is a 25 year old, cask strength armagnac coming to us using an interesting recipe – a significant quantity of the distillate is made using Folle Blanche grapes. Since ‘Brut de Fut’ means cask strength in French, it’s a bit redundant to note this but the 42.4% ABV is indeed cask strength.
Distiller: Baron de Lustrac
Bottler: Baron de Lustrac
ABV: 42.4% ABV
Age: 25 Years
Nose: Super honey forward. Floral, sweet fruits like melon, apples, pears, raspberry. Smells like a nice ice wine.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. No heat. Sweet honey, clove, mild sulfur, apple pie, light clove. Very syrupy flavor, with some nice vanilla undertones.
Finish: Short, no real heat. Clove, sulfur, tobacco blends really nicely with apple, syrupy pear, some faint pear and confectioners sugar.
Overall: Overall, I liked this but almost found it too sweet. The fruitiness and sugary notes dominated what little spice there was. If you like a real sweet brandy, this is for you.
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