This spirit is a marriage of very old reserve brandies from the Ténareze district which shows refined, vinous, mellow, smoky flavors and aromas offset by notes of plum and prune ending in a warm, lasting finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Aromas of baked stone fruit with nutmeg and allspice play on the nose. Sweet at first in the mouth, then developing into tobacco spice and hints of medium dark caramel. The layers continue to unfold as you sip. (Mar 2015)
Larressingle X.O. Grande Réserve Armagnac is produced from a cross-vintage blend of distillates of at least 15 to 20 years of age or more, as opposed to the legal minimum of five. Armagnacs are selected exclusively from wines produced in the Ténačze and Bas-Armagnac districts, with those from Ténarčze predominant. Smaller proportions of very old brandies from the Bas-Armagnac lend mellowness and richness to the finished spirit. The result is a complex, virile and long-lived Armagnac that is nevertheless very elegant and refined on the palate, with a subtle, smoky bouquet hinting of prunes and hazelnuts and a smooth, lasting finish. Forty-three percent alcohol by volume (86 proof).
|The highest-quality Armagnac is usually enjoyed after dinner as a contemplative drink. It should be served at cool room temperature and allowed to warm in the glass, which slowly releases waves of aroma. Pour about 1 inch of Armagnac into a thin tulip-shaped glass or a snifter. The glass may be held in the palm of the hand to warm the liquid. Pause to smell the aromas, then take small sips to appreciate the Armagnac’s smooth texture, its expressive layers of flavor and its lengthy finish.
|Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits. Family owned since its founding in 1944, Kobrand attributes its success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality.
The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft. The legendary Sassicaia from Italy’s Tenuta San Guido and the wines of Craggy Range in New Zealand are relatively new additions that will stand the test of time. The spirits portfolio includes the original Alize liqueurs as well as fine Cognacs, Armagnacs and other premium spirits.
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