The Laberdolive Armagnacs are hand made, vintage dated single-vineyard expressions of what a brandy should be. I’ve told you the stories before: the legend goes that Nikita Khruschev once diverted his elaborate and heavily-guarded entourage to visit the distillery to acquire a bottle; and French President Jacques Chirac brought along a Laberdolive 1972 to toast on a state visit to China. These bottles are in all the top restaurants in Europe; David Ridgway, chef-sommelier at La Tour d'Argent in Paris, said that Laberdolive is "considered for a long time to be the benchmark of Armagnac."
"Scintillating nose is peppery and has a backnote of caraway seed; bouquet opens up adding notes of rye bread, oak, lard and pear drop candy. Palate entry is unbelievably rich, bittersweet to sweet, concentrated; rancio washes over the taste buds in flavors of bacon fat, almond butter, vanilla extract and palm oil. Finish is honeyed, dried fruit-like and warming. A true Armagnac masterpiece from the World War II era." 96-100 Points Wine Enthusiast
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