1989 Domaine de Lassaubatju K&L Exclusive Vintage Armagnac 750ml

SKU #1091374

On our third day in Armagnac, David and I met a small producer named Blondeau who seemed to have a never-ending supply of amazing booze. His Domaine de Lassaubatju brandies were just what we were looking for - amazingly distinct Armagnac with plenty of crossover appeal! While the spirits are still firmly grounded in the classic fruit and almond flavor profile, there's a distinct aroma of pencil shavings that comes from his custom-coopered barrels made with wood from a nearby forest. The result is the closest thing we'll see to a Bourbon lover's Armagnac. Made from a blend of Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc, and Baco, the 1989 is very whisky-like with superb richness and a concentrated blast of toasted almond skin on the finish. Lean and streamlined, the palate gives way to baking spices on the finish. Imported directly for K&L, Lassaubatju represents what is now one of our best values for any type of spirit. I don't know where else you could find a 20+ year old, full proof spirit with this type of provenance that tastes this good. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/14/2012  | Send Email
The 1989 Lassaubatju is richer than the 1988. The 1989 has nice fruit aromas but has more pronounced carmel aromas and flavors than the 1988. After the carmelized fruit there is a nice dry finish. This 1989 Lassaubatju should be a crowd pleaser.

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Varietal:

Armagnac

Country:

France

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Alcohol Content (%): 44.2