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Review: 2007 Chateau de Lacquy Single Cask, Single Varietal Armagnac

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Armagnac is often constructed from a mix of grapes — 4 are generally used, however 10 are authorized. What does every varietal add to the mix? To clarify, Chateau de Lacquy has created a spread of single cask Armagnacs, every made with a single varietal of grape. These three bottlings all hail from the 2007 classic, and so they’re alternately constructed from 100% Baco, 100% Folle Blanche, and 100% Colombard — all of which are usually used as secondary grapes in an Armagnac mix after Ugni Blanc. (Two expressions from the 2001 classic, not tasted right here, are additionally obtainable.)

Able to take a very deep dive into the world of Armagnac? Let’s go!

All are 96 proof.

2007 Chateau de Lacquy Armagnac 100% Baco – Numerous florals and incense notes on the nostril right here, with proof of a hearty barrel char character coming via. Fairly candy however once more very perfumed on the palate, there’s a rising be aware of caramel, balanced by orange peel, with a slight saffron be aware taking maintain late within the recreation. The end is balanced however brown sugar and a contact of oak dominate on the fade-out. Very completely different than the opposite two brandies on this lineup. B+

2007 Chateau de Lacquy Armagnac 100% Folle Blanche – Extra brooding and richer, and nearer to what you in all probability anticipate a blended Armagnac to style like. Flippantly nutty on the nostril with notes of roasted nuts, caramel, and nougat dominant, it is a bolder and fairly racy olfactory expertise. The palate is creamy and weighty with notes of vanilla, cedar planks, a touch of orange peel, and a few baking spice. Incense lingers on the end, flippantly peppery at occasions and hinting at darkish chocolate. A-

2007 Chateau de Lacquy Armagnac 100% Colombard – Very wealthy and racy, that is probably the most aggressive brandy of the trio. Citrus and spice on the nostril, with lingering notes of potpourri. The floral notes shortly calm down on the palate, the place notes of wealthy consuming chocolate, plum pudding, walnuts, and a few barrel char components linger. The end is biting however soulful, with a reprise of darkish chocolate and a grind or two of pepper. Immersive and enjoyable. A-

every €92 / chateaudelacquy.com

2007 Chateau de Lacquy Armagnac 100% Folle Blanche

€92

Score


9.0/10

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