Chateau de Laubade 1984 Bas Armagnac

Initial sniffs find bittersweet, intense, assertive and very nutty aromas; further aeration time accelerates the bittersweet concentration of oaky resin. Palate entry is seriously sap- and maple-like, then by midpalate the taste shifts from sap to the resiny, seed-like and bitter flavor of unseasoned oak, road tar and black tea leaves. Finish is firm but so resiny and tea-like that it's just flat-out bitter. Shows potential, but it's angular at this stage. P.P.

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Rating
    80-84: Average
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Category
    Armagnac
  • Date Published
    6/1/2006
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste