Lous Pibous 2005 cask #193 57.3% for L´Encantada

Nose: A bit mild. Oak, chamomile, pleasant rooty and herbal notes of angelica and orris. Plus a meaty note. Fried chicken.

Palate: Effervescent sweets. Orange drink, purple drink and 7-up. Lemony acidity, Campari, black licorice (not the crazy salty Finnish ones, just regular mild American black stuff), and papaya. Plenty of oak, some of which still feels a bit green. The finish is not especially long, but pleasant sweet tea, creosote, and coriander seed.

Rating: 5 / 10 –  I love Pibous, almost everything I’ve had from them. I won’t say I’m disappointed, but relative to almost all other Pibous, this one was pretty mild and light. More in the vein of Lassalle 1991 and 1993, than the 1995 and 1999 which I preferred. But I won’t complain. It’s crazy drinkable and the price we got during the 20% off Black Friday sale was super appreciated.