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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Exactly, which is why I told them to jam their price guide.
    Well the price I paid for the lot is what the chabot xo retails for today, not even considering its age, so everything else is free in my mind.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Seems like this is now gone from K&L wines?

    May have a chance to place an order with K&L which I usually can't do due to my location and was thinking of trying an Armagnac since so little is available locally With this one seemingly gone is there another recommendation from what is available without drifting too far beyond $100? Pellehaut 1987 perhaps? Or the younger 1998 Baraillon?
    The 96 Pellehaut is a STEAL at $59. Better than the 87.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    K&L doesn't ship to Georgia so was planning to ship to a connection in Alabama. Turns out Alabama is on the shipping list only for wine. Pretty much nothing in the southeast can receive liquor shipments from K&L so that idea has now gone pretty much by the boards!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    I tried some of this, courtesy of my step-father, this week. Neither of us knows much about Armagnac, but it was gifted to him from one of his friends who graduated undergrad w/ him in '65. My wife (who generally likes wine, but not bourbon) said that it smelled more like something I'd like than she would. I'm not sure how to describe the taste other than that it is subtle, not spicy, gently sweet and grapey, w/ a color a bit like apple juice. Definitely good, though I'd probably have a tough time justifying a purchase of it myself.


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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    All the discussion here of Armagnac led me to pick a couple from K&L thanks to the kind assistance of a fellow SBer. Hope to get into these soon to see how it compares to other cognac and brandy.
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    Chateau de Pellehaut 1996 and Darroze 20. Will it be the new whiskey??? Hmm...
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    The Darroze 20 was a huge hit with everyone on the porch tonight. You won't be disappointed.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    The Darroze 20 was a huge hit with everyone on the porch tonight. You won't be disappointed.
    I am going to have to get to that porch and SOON!

    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Quote Originally Posted by Eskwar View Post
    I tried some of this, courtesy of my step-father, this week. Neither of us knows much about Armagnac, but it was gifted to him from one of his friends who graduated undergrad w/ him in '65. My wife (who generally likes wine, but not bourbon) said that it smelled more like something I'd like than she would. I'm not sure how to describe the taste other than that it is subtle, not spicy, gently sweet and grapey, w/ a color a bit like apple juice. Definitely good, though I'd probably have a tough time justifying a purchase of it myself.


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    Chateau Laubade is great stuff. Been dying to try some of their cask strength stuff. But unfortunately, I don't live in France.

    Here is their website:http://www.chateaudelaubade.com/arti...aubade?lang=en
    Justin

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Drinking some of the Chabot XO armagnac I bought at auction recently, golly, geez, wowza! This stuff is sublime, such a rich and complex nose, quite easy to forgot the low proof. Starts off very anise forward and almost orange then opens into a very rich and tannic tokay like sweetness, I can just sniff this forever.
    Hope I find another bottle of this vintage, I dont like my chances.

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    Re: The French Spirits Forum- Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph Lundgren View Post
    Chateau Laubade is great stuff. Been dying to try some of their cask strength stuff. But unfortunately, I don't live in France.

    Here is their website:http://www.chateaudelaubade.com/arti...aubade?lang=en
    Very cool. Thanks for the link and info. Can't imagine what this would be like at CS (but I'd sure like to try it, as well).


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