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Selectionne par Lafite Rothschild Cognac and Armagnac

For many years, the Rothschilds accumulated 'private reserves' of old cognacs for no other reason besides a belief that "Nothing can replace the pleasure of an exceptional cognac after a meal where the finest and rarest wines have been served". Such treats were kept for esteemed guests and friends, but all good things must come to an end (nothing seems to disappear faster than one’s favourite reserves of wines or spirits!) This was the case at Château Lafite Rothschild. Something had to be done. Luckily, the vignerons of Cognac and some of their negociants’ friends have maintained a tradition of saving a percentage of production each year. For them, there is no better “nest-egg” even if only to have the pleasure of consuming these spirits in the eve of their lives. Such investment barrels are the source of Lafite's current offering.

While these family reserves were never intended to be marketed, guests often requested a second helping, then a third. Anticipating an even broader demand, Lafite began to release small volumes annually. We have been fortunate enough to get our hands on a miniscule allocation. The chance to own a bottle of a unicorn spirit like this is equivalent to an invitation into one of the world's most exclusive clubs. If you consider yourself a 'big-game hunter' of any persuasion, it will be one of the more enviable trophies on your mantle piece.