Cognac Leyrat 1972 Vintage

Cognac Leyrat 1972 Vintage

Cognac Leyrat 1972 Vintage Single Cask, 40 YO, 42.8 %

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Another old cognac under review today. The monopoly online store states that this Cognac Leyrat 1972 Vintage has been matured for 40 years, which I guess means it was bottled in 2012 or 2013. It is also stated that this is a single cask, but the back label tells a different story. It is a small batch - a small number of 250 litre French oak casks (wood from the Limousine forest).

As a whisky lover I find it a bit amusing to read that 350 liter casks are considered small.

This is a single estate cognac made with 100 % Ugni Blanc.

The Cognac Leyrat 1972 Vintage will come on sale in Norway on June 21 at NOK 1988 (9350001).

Nose: Somewhat shy and anonymous on first sniff. With time it opens up, but remains fairly closed. Grapes, mild fruitiness - mainly citrus notes, and homemade caramel pudding. White pepper, nutmeg and vanilla.

Taste: Medium body and sweetness. The sweetness actually comes across as slightly artificial. Spicy. Mild notes of perfume.

Finish: Medium to long finish. That same artificial sweetness lingers. Perfume . Massive amounts of that lovely homemade caramel pudding from the nose towards the end. This really saves the day.

Comment: Not quite sure what to make of this. It is good, but maybe just not my style.

Score 86/100

Sláinte!
- Thomas

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