Monday, January 23, 2017
Chateau de Briat Armagnac 1995
This brandy comes from the Bas-Armagnac. It's made from 100% Baco grapes. K&L has been promoting it lately and has it for a good price, so I thought I'd check it out.
Chateau de Briat 1995, 21 yo, 43% abv ($70)
This has a really dry and spicy nose. The palate is dry and exceedingly bitter, like beyond any regular level of bitterness. It just dominates everything from mid-palate to finish. Air opens it up a bit - bringing out some fruit and a slight sweetness, but it's still fairly bitter.
This stuff is way too bitter - not an Armagnac I would recommend.