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Staff Pick

Ch. Pellehaut 18yr Tenareze Armagnac - 2000

Item # 37711 750mL
$84.96/ Single Bottle
$1019.52/ Case of 12
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49.70%
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Tasting Notes

While Pellehaut is a thoroughly modern operation, there is evidence of wine being made here since ancient Roman times and to this day this is a family run enterprise centered around traditional Gascon farming. This vintage release was made from 100% Folle Blanche, the old traditional grape variety of the region now scarce, aged in a combination of local oak fashioned from trees that grew on the estate as well as Limousin casks for 17 years. Bottled undiluted at a natural strength of 49.7% ABV, the brandy combines the elegant character of Folle Blanche with the assertiveness of full proof spirits. Notes include chocolate covered hazelnuts, fig preserves, hibiscus tea, preserved lemon and oak spices.


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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes it's good to be in the shadows. Out of the spotlight you're free to create what you truly believe in, to make something unique and expressive. Small production and artisanal quality: this is what Armagnac has been able to preserve while in the shadow of its flashier cousin Cognac. You'll find more intensity, more character and at prices that won't drain your bank account. It's a category full of hidden gems, but a good place to start exploring is the 17-year bottling from Pellehaut.This is a rich, complex beauty with an intense core of brown sugar, caramel, and dried fruit that floats and lingers on the palate a good long while. It's the perfect sip to savour, sitting by the fire, post-dessert, easing in to an evening's shadow.

- ALM