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Chateau de Leberon

Single Cask Armagnac 1986

$260.00

Single Cask Armagnac 1986

Chateau de Leberon

Single Cask Armagnac 1986

$260.00

1986

The mild and dry summer was to give concentrated and powerful grapes. A glowing golden colour, lustrous and limpid. A welcoming warm nose that develops honeyed and spicy notes. The attack on the palate is open and balanced; the finish is straight and persistent, around powerful notes of cocoa. A round and refined brandy.

Cask n°: 6
Total available Volume: 310 Liters
Natural Degree: 45,4°

-Chateau de Leberon

 

Château de Leberon covers 12 hectares in Ténareze, with vines planted in chalky soils over a limestone base. I find that this terroir really shines through in well-made Armagnacs from this region as they tend to have a brighter acidity and minerality not found in neighboring Bas-Armagnac where the spirits tend to be more powerful. This estate uses trees found on the property to make their barrels and that there are no additives (including water to dilute the spirit) added at any time. The grapes used for distillation are Ugni Blanc and Colombard and after distillation the spirit spends a full 29 years in barrel before bottling, and each cask is bottled separately. There is incredibly bright fruit redolent of grapefruit, lemon peel, and stewed apple with deeper aromas of oiled leather, pipe tobacco, baking spice, and rancio. The palate is robust and rich, but carries a graceful salinity and lifted acidity. It’s truly one of the most elegant Armagnacs I’ve come across.

-Tim Gagnon