Tariquet 15 Year Old Cask Strength Folle Blanche Armagnac (750ml)

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Cask strength Armagnac from a fantastic producer that's 100% Folle Blanche? Yes, please! How exciting that serious producers like Tariquet are giving customers what they want! Fully expressive, undilluted brandies that sing on the palate. The 8, 12, and 15 year expressions are fantastic and only get richer and more complex the older they are! Highly recommended.

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By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/28/2011 | Send Email
Tariquet is making some of the most exciting Armagnacs on the market today. Stupendous values as well, this 15 year is produced exclusively from the rare folle blanche grape. Highly aromatic and bottled at cask strength, this is more flowers and fruit than spice and earth, but still ranks high on my list of best brandy values.

By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2011 | Send Email
The 15 year is a really wonderfully warm, enveloping spirit. Apple, powdery vanilla, light caramel-almond notes build slowly as it warms in the glass until it has an almost palpable presence. The palate takes the apple in a dried dimension that somehow simultaneously has an unexpected juiciness to it, and, along with the caramel, gradually builds to an almost brown-sugary, date like intensity before fading gently to a finish of dried fruit and flowers. While this takes awhile to really strut its stuff, when it does it, it comes on with a vengeance. Be forewarned, this armagnac could definitely be habit forming.

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