By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/20/2016 | Send Email
It's not every day that you run into a brandy distilled from Plant de Graisse. In fact, this maybe the only brandy like it in the entire world. Apparently, it's quite hard to grow, but I have to say I can't believe it's not more planted considering the wild exotic flavors it produces. This is absolutely one of the most unusual and interesting Armagnacs I've ever tasted. Showing the big powerful aromatics that Tenereze is known for, but in a totally different context than the usual Ugni Blanc/Colombard based spirits. The clay soils produce an intense style, but the flavors the Graisse produce fall more toward the cedar box, lacquer, and dried flowers. Deep spiced plums and odd fruits. Totally wild, it sort of stops you in your tracks. On the palate it's big, powerful, long and dry. The crazy fruit flavors taking over, some floral and that dark quality. It’s definitely one of the more esoteric products we’ve ever sold, but it will enthrall any spirits lover from the first whiff to the final drop.