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1987 Château de Léberon Armagnac (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

99V

This is a philosopher’s Armagnac, at 29 year old the color of dark topaz that keeps unfolding and unfolding in the glass. At first, there are bright and youthful aromas of candied ginger and orange zest, then things turn savory and complex, with cardamom, fallen leaves, campfire, and even a hint of tobacco. On the palate, there’s gingerbread, then deep earth, with notes of sweet smoke. The finish is long and almost emotional. What’s evoked here is the youthfulness and zest gently gilding past toward decaying autumn leaves, suggesting the last bonfire of the year. My clear favorite of the entire tasting. (Ténarèze, 49.9% abv.)

99 points, Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2018)

$279.99

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Domaine D'Aurensan 20yr Armagnac (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

98V

For Armagnac lovers, there’s nothing better than a great Ténarèze bottling, and this 20-year-old is a classic of the genre. Deep copper, with intriguing aromas of antique varnish, cedar, brown butter, and hazelnut. Even at this young age, the fruit has taken a step back, and though dried prune and apricot are still present, the more elemental notes come to the fore. On the palate, there’s exotic spice, old-fashioned snuff tobacco, and dark coffee. On the midpalate there is nuttiness, dried pepper, and serious rancio. A long, dry finish full of clay minerality. Absolutely stunning. (Ténarèze, 42.5% abv.)

98 points, Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2018)

$189.99

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Domaine D'Aurensan Vintage 1975 Armagnac (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

95V

A great, though pricey, example of Ténarèze’s complexity. Aged 40 years, nut brown in color, the nose is at first sweet, full of almond croissant, marzipan, and crème brulée, then develops deeper notes of antique varnish. On the palate is chocolate and hazelnut rolling into umami, but there’s a thrilling, juicy acidity and a salty core that balances it all. The finish is incredibly complex, with notes of soy, menthol, and tobacco. (Ténarèze, 41% abv.)

95 points, Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2018)

$349.99

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Domaine D'Esperance XO (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

98WE Top 100

The wonderful aroma suggests juicy orchard fruit brushed with vanilla and cocoa. On the supersoft palate, a concentrated cocoa note leads to peach nectar, gingery spice and a delicate curl of orange peel on the finish. Made with a blend of four vintages, the youngest of which was aged 10 years.

98 points, Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2018)

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits of 2018

$89.99

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1966 Francis Darroze Unique Collection Chateau de Gaube (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

98V

Bottled at 49 years old (in 2015), this Darroze bottling is devastatingly good, what old traditional Armagnac was meant to taste like. Unabashedly manly and earthy, with floral notes like a boutonnière on a lapel and aromas of swirling cigar smoke. In the mouth, it’s surprisingly fresh and fruity, balanced by dark coffee and fresh tobacco. Serious rancio on the midpalate, that continues on and on and on. Seamless and classic. (Bas-Armagnac, 45.5% abv.)

98 points, Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2018)

$349.99

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Francis Darroze Les Grands Assemblages 12 Year Old Armagnac (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

90WE

Allow this bright amber brandy some air exposure, and the reward is a dried- fruit aroma and a vanilla flavor, with touches of cinnamon- and clove. It feels a bit drying on the palate.

90 points, Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2012)

$69.99

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1998 Francis Darroze Unique Collection Domaine de Salie Au Freche (750ml)
From Armagnac, France

96RAS

100% Baco. Bottled 2016. Baco depth and complexity... aromatics intoxicatingly sincere. Length is intricate and sustained with elegance. Superb.

96 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Jan 2019)