Pierre Vallet Single Cask 1988 #569

Pierre Vallet Single Cask 1988 #569

Pierre Vallet Single Cask 1988 #569, 30 YO, 48 %

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This will be the final cognac review from me for a while. I need to get back to more whisky. But first this Pierre Vallet Single Cask 1988 #569. Again a cognac that is presented much as a single malt; it is a single cask, bottled at a higher ABV of 48 %, no colouring or chill-filtration. The cask (cask #569) was filled in December 1988 and the cognac was bottled in March 2019, with a total outturn of 480 bottles.

This is a Petit Champagne cognac from Jarnac - Champagne.

Pierre Vallet is another brand under the same owners as Chateau de Montifaud.

A few bottles of the Pierre Vallet Single Cask 1988 #569 will be available to buy in Norway on June 21 at NOK 1400 (11061901).

Nose: Well balanced with a somewhat fruity nose. Aromas of oak, caramel and vanilla.   

Taste: Medium body. More dried fruit notes now. Caramel and burnt sugar, perhaps towards maple syrup. Hints of floral perfume.

Finish:  Medium long finish. The fruitiness is toned down, and it appears less rich towards the end.

Comment: A fine dram, but the finish was not quite on the level it should have been.

Score 86/100

Sláinte!
- Thomas

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