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Chateau de Laubade VSOP Armagnac (700ml)

Armagnac, FRANCE
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
A six year old Bas Armagnac produced from Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche with a splash of Colombard and Baco. Located in Sorbets d’Armagnac, Château de Laubade is surrounded by 260 acres of vineyard. Since 1998, the third generation have been actively involved making the label a reference in the Armagnac category, with Arnaud and Denis Lesgourgues at the helm.

Tasting note: Bright polished brass. First pass presents mildly green / grassy / vegetal notes as well as roasted herbs; quite lean and peppery for the genre. 3-4 minutes does little to coax beyond a woody, astringent nose-feel. Follows through in a medium bodied, drier-styled brandy with restrained plum and dried fruit notes. Finish brings a vanilla aspect; fades warming, brisk, understated with white pepper and cedary oak through the aftertaste. 40% Alc./Vol.

Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition – London, 2011

93 points - Ultimate Beverage Challenge - New York, USA 2010

90 points - Gold Medal - World Spirits Awards, Austria