1998 Ladeveze Plant de Graisse Tenereze Armagnac (750ml) (Previously $120)

SKU #1204580

Distilled from a rare varietal of grape called Plant de Graisse, the character of the Ladeveze is both exotic and intense, with wacky aromas that range from earthy accents to pencil shavings and brandied cherries. The palate is a wave of soft fruit that goes from green mango to an earthy papaya flavor, but with a rich and warming finish of vanilla and soft fruit. There's a mineral note and a vinous accent at the back end, making this brandy much more about the wine than the wood, but there's enough richness to balance it all out. This is not a Bourbon drinker's brandy; it's a wine lover's brandy. What makes this Armagnac incredible is the rollercoaster ride of flavors from front to back, that never go too high, or dip down too low. It's a complete and balanced experience from front to back and, man, is it delicious. The flutter of cinnamon on the back end goes on for a good five minutes. Completely unique and unparalleled when compared to anything else we have in stock. Bottled at 45%

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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.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/26/2015 | Send Email
Simply put: this is my favorite Armagnac we carry. It's the anomaly of the bunch. It's the brandy that actually tastes like the wine from which it was distilled, rather than having that fruit flavor buried under heavy doses of new oak. The aromas are off the charts: exotic fruit, a subtle cheesy note (yes!), and then green mango, before moving into a finish of cinnamon, baking spices, and classic vanilla. It's a wild ride and it's made from a totally bizarre grape called Plaint de Graisse. I can't get enough of it. You need this in your life!

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/22/2015 | Send Email
If I had to select an Armagnac now in stock to buy it would be a very hard choice because there are so many excellent ones to choose from. But the Ladeveze would be at the top of my list. It is light and delicate for an Armagnac. The Ladeveze is packed full of flavors that are layered upon one another. There is a long finish that helps make this Armagnac hard to forget.

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Alcohol Content (%): 45