L'ENCANTADA Special Blend 6 Decades - 60th Anniversary LMDW 43,6%
Armagnacs, France / Gascogne, 50cl, Ref: 5965
Six decades separate the youngest and oldest of the brandies incorporated into this Bas-Armagnac, a skilfully assembled blend brought to us by Christelle, Frédéric, Vincent and Xavier, the L’Encantada’s four co-founders, in celebration of La Maison du Whisky turning 60. A vivacious, creamy concoction, this “6 Décades” version hovers between freshness of expression and accomplished maturity throughout the tasting process. Ultimately, the Bas-Armagnac land itself is showcased at its best in this clash of styles, due to the flawless way in which the region’s sandy nature is transcribed here, down to the very last grain.
Profile: lively and creamy, the nose is fruity (grapefruit), chocolatey and tertiary (truffle). It gradually becomes spicy and exotic (guava). The attack on the palate is pure, undiluted indulgence while the mid-palate reveals notes of undergrowth and pipe tobacco. The finish nudges the Bas-Armagnac region itself into the spotlight.
Limited edition of 150 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
Sourcing actor, importer and exclusive distributor of a portfolio of international brands, La Maison du Whisky is, since 60 years a reference for whisky and spirit lovers. Thanks to our close relationships with producers and independent bottlers, we have access to limited editions and unique products we bring to market exclusively. Curious and creative, we are driven by our passion for products and our desire to constantly bring our clients the latest expressions through our own shops, our website whisky.fr and selected wine retail shops in France.
- Appearance : orangey copper with coppery glints.
- Nose : simultaneously lively and smooth. Vibrant in the citrus fruit notes (grapefruit, lemon) flaunted in its opening, and creamy through the notes of chocolate, walnut oil and truffle underpinning the main score. Showing great depth of character, it develops into spices (black pepper), juicier citrus fruit (tangerine, orange), exotic fruit (mango, guava), precious wood and beeswax.
- Palate : well-balanced and smooth. Vanilla pods, yellow peaches, greengage plums and mocha lend the attack on the palate a gourmand, juicy urgency. From the mid-palate on, the gustatory palette becomes very clearly tertiary and jammy (undergrowth, mushroom, fig, marmalade). It evolves with notes of pipe tobacco and emery cloth.
- Overall : long, enveloping. The vanilla pods reappear to coat the taste buds in a rich, creamy embrace. It becomes sandy with time, showing off the Bas-Armagnac region’s boulbènes soil with panache. The retro-nasal olfaction unveils a colour scheme based on tawny shades. The empty glass is milky (almond, condensed milk) and spicy (nutmeg).
- The brand
The brandL'Encantada is an independent bottler driven by four passionate professionals. This collection of enchanting armagnac products is selected from a range of estates and bottled at cask strength. L'Encantada specifically aims to preserve the colour, alcohol content and original authenticity of one of France's most legendary and age-old eau-de-vie products.
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