1974 Domaine de Jean-Bon 41 Year Old "K&L Exclusive" Bas Armagnac (750ml)

SKU #1225387

Domaine Jean-Bon was started by a family with three brothers, all of whom were named Jean, crazily enough. It turns out, however, that one of the Jeans was liked more than the other two, so they named the estate after him: Jean-Bon, or the "good" Jean. Jean-Bon produces about four to six barrels of Armagnac per year, all distilled from Baco (although they’ve started now with a bit of Ugni Blanc). The spirits are absolutely incredible values, almost like Baraillon in their richness, but with more sweetness from the new oak. The 1974 is loaded with rancio and savory herbaceous notes that flicker in and out before the richness from the barrel aging comes through. It shows its age with intensely woody flavors that should send fans of ultra-mature whiskey into a frenzy.

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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/18/2015 | Send Email
The 1974 Jean Bon is full bodied and concentrated with rich round fruit and spice. There is a touch of earthy and nutty flavor and a long finish. If you like bigger style brandies don't miss this excellent Armagnac.

By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/13/2015 | Send Email
What a terrific splurge bottle! with 41 years of bottle age, this is a really interesting Armagnac showing plenty of depth and complexity. The nose is dark and rich with earthy, woodsy almost mushroom notes mixed with vanilla and burnt brown sugar. The entry is instantly mouth coating and lush and finishes with a touch of heat mixed with the hint of cocoa and cinnamon.

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Alcohol Content (%): 45