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 a range of aromas 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% ABV.

Share |
Price: $89.99
Add To Waiting List

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Product Reviews:

Add your own review of this item

Staff Image 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.

Staff Image 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!

Staff Image 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.

Additional Information:





- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Alcohol Content (%): 45