About this release
Ready for the next Grape of the Art adventure?
Then join us on our expedition into the deepest, most hidden flavour jungle of Armagnac! Through a secret tip from the explorers of L’Encantada we stumbled upon this 2006 barrel from Cutxan’s lost style, which is said to be found at 50.5° latitude.
What treasures can you discover there?
As soon as you set foot on this Terra Incognita, you are greeted by mysterious scents of wild berries and tropical fruits. Gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, flowers, papaya and vibrant cloves in abundance, accompanied by the smouldering smell of the finest sandalwoods and cocoa beans.
The first sip sparkles with astonishing maturity and balance, delivering a rancio feel which is usually only found in ancient casks. The feverish sweetness of the wild berries mixes with the tropical fruits and leads to an endless, bittersweet finish.
We pay special attention and care to transparency in our cask selection. Therefore, we share all the data we could gather from the producer:
|Producer||Cutxan (Undisclosed producer)|
|Grape variety||Ugni Blanc|
|Still type||Alambic Armagnacais|
|Aged for||15 years|
|Bottled in||March 2022|
|Number of bottles||251|
… pour un palais déjà averti, ces deux bouteilles sont un bonheur de profondeur.Les Amis des Amis du Rhum
Wieder einmal eine spannende Abfüllung von den Stuttgartern! (85/100)Zucker & Zeste
A fairly dark and slightly unpolished armagnac, with some floral notes and sweetness to round off the edges. A fine dram. (85/100)WhiskyNotes.be
Made from Ugni Blanc grapes grown in Bas Armagnac, this is a worthy follow-up to its predecessors. The boys had a good hand in picking winners. (89/100)Slowdrink.de
Ideal ausgebaut, das macht richtig Spaß, ohne kompliziert zu werden.schlimmerdurst.net
Crucially, it is a lot boozier and sharper than the L’Encantada which definitely makes it the inferior cask if you ask me. (80/100)Single Cask Rum
An easy and powerful armagnac. A little lack of elegance and a tad too oaky, but this Cutxan 2006 remains a very yummy one. (87/100)Hors d’Age