Lous Pibous 1996 Cask #183 49.8% for L’encantada

Nose: Sugar plums, latex gloves, hints of oaky vanilla and some earthy wet wood. The latex is the strongest note.

Palate: Hmm, immediate disappointment here. Very bitter, and little in the way of sweetness to balance it out. The latex phenols are back too, but it is kinda bland. If I dig around I find some grapes and caramel under there but they are way in the background. Finish is quite long… but I am not sure I want to spend a lot more time with this flavor combo.

Rating: 4 / 10 – This has been described as the worst LP ever. But considering the usual high quality of their casks, I was still excited to try this one. Sadly, rumors are true.