Jean-Luc Pasquet Lot 68-72 Aficionados x Fine Drams

JLP Across The Decades – #4


This bottling, a collaboration with the Aficionados group and Danish retailer Fine Drams, is an “assemblage of very old vintage cognacs” from the Fins Bois cru, bottled at a cask strength of 57.1%.


On the nose, I get mossy logs in a wet forest, tobacco, clove, mixed peppercorns, orange marmalade, toasted marshmallow, and some gentle floral aromas.

The palate is brighter and fruitier than the nose led on, but still quite dry. I get peach, dark sweet cherries, mellow apple, caramelized pineapple, clove, peppercorns, and toasted marshmallow. The oak influence is light, but there’s more of it than with the L.79.


Very good, though perhaps not as interesting to me as I had hoped. Many have said that this is bursting with tropical fruit flavors, and regrettably, I just don’t get it. The fruit is there, but it doesn’t strike me as being any more obviously fruity than other “fruity” cognacs I’ve had.

I feel comfortable putting this below the L.79, and on roughly the same level as the Claude ‘84 (the 68-72 is a bit better). My palate’s probably scuffed, so don’t listen to me and just go buy this. Oh, did I not mention you can still buy this? (7/10)

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