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Chabot XO Armagnac (500ml)

Armagnac, FRANCE
Reduced from $199.00
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%

You will want this for the bottle alone! Also known as the 'Coeur' bottling (meaning heart) this offers stunning presentation in its two perfectly balanced halves, the outer casing coming together to form a three dimensional heart. Reportedly produced from Armagnacs aged between 23 to 35 years.

An extraordinary opportunity: Half Price XO Armagnac as wholesaler quits stocks. The packaging seals the deal.

Tasting note: Impressive polished mahogany / glossy topaz colour. Yields attractive scents of dates, raisins and vanilla counterpointed by drier scents of roasted nuts, cocoa, cigar box and white pepper. A touch of rancio too. Entry is finely tannic, medium dry, unfolding with a crescendo of dates, moist fruit cake, dried fig and baking spice showing excellent sweet-dry balance. Trace acidity freshens the finish. The sweet dried fruits vie with the oak through the aftertaste. Excellent length. The packaging is a plus. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Initial scent reminds me of walnuts and nougat; aeration and swirling encourage plumper, more candied/honeyed/minty aromas to emerge. Taste at entry is sensuous, sweet and like brown sugar; at midpalate there's a seductive smokiness that takes on a pipe-tobacco quality. Concludes moderately sweet, yet razor sharp and nicely acidic.
92 points- www.wineenthusiast.com

Based in the village of Labastide d'Armagnac, the Chabot family established their name in the wine and spirits trade in 1828. Their Armagnac was first exported in 1963, when Michel Camus, President of Cognac Camus, together with John Gentzbourger, Director of Camus Overseas, commenced a fresh marketing drive. The product is presently distributed to over ninety countries.