1987 Chateau Pellehaut K&L Exclusive Tenareze Vintage Armagnac (750ml)

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While Bas-Armagnac gets all the press, and the Haut-Armagnac gets completely ignored, the Tenareze region of Armagnac is quietly producing some of the best brandies in the world. Much like the Borderies region in Cognac, the Tenareze brandies seem to have more fruit and a bit more life than the more classic Armagnac style. We visited Chateau Pellehaut on our first day in Armagnac last January and were completely overwhelmed by the quality of spirit. Using only new or first fill barrels for the beginning years of maturation, the Armagnacs have richness, weight, and spice. The 1987 vintage was one of the most attractive brandies we tasted on the trip, or what we would call a "sexy" spirit. There are gobs of fruit coming on the entry with a Bourbon-like spiciness that gently permeates the rest of the palate. Beautiful concentration and a fantastic finish of toasted nuts with more round stonefruit make this one of the most accessible Armagnacs we've ever carried. Pound for pound, I'm not sure any brandy under $100 can hang with this. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Mike Barber | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2013 | Send Email
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$80 for a well aged armagnac from a renowned producer? Why aren't you buying this right now!? Tenareze is a higher altitude area for brandy production- which gives its armagnacs more spice and minerality than their bas counterparts. This brandy's finish is loaded with all the spice you'd expect from a tenareze- but none of the bite. It is lush and delicious, with gorgeous oak notes and a rich body of candy and caramel fruit flavors.
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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/11/2012 | Send Email
I have like the Pellehaut non vintage Armagnac that K&L has been selling a lot. This was the first vintage Pellehaut that I tasted and I am very impressed with the quality. The 1987 has nice pronounce aromas and is full boded, rich and complex in the the mouth. There is enought sweetness to make the 1987 interesting but it does not dominate this Armagnac.

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Alcohol Content (%): 49