Delord 1962 Armagnac 40% 700ml$465.00
Tasting Notes: Colour: Amber, old copper, clear. Nose: Rancio, prune and quice paste, almond. Palate: Candied fruit (prunes and apricots), cocoa, wood. Good length.
Jean Fillioux Cognac Numero 1 Grande Champagne 60 years 46% 500ml$421.00
The Jean Fillioux N°1 Cognac is an exceptional 60-year-old Grande Champagne delight. Only produced in very small volumes, it’s fresh and fruity, and showcases the very best of why this growth region is rightly determined to be the ‘premier cru’. Whilst it offers a powerful tasting experience, it does so in a rounded, smooth, and ultimately satisfying manner. A Cognac to be enjoyed in the traditional manner, perhaps sipped in the company of good friends or family, and with other connoisseurs who will also appreciate its delightful complexity. Definitely one for special occasions. Its beautiful amber dress is adorned with beautiful coppery shades. Then the nose opens on fruits, especially fresh apricot, spices, vanilla and licorice. The attack is wide. Alcohol is present but in terms of power, not aggression.
Castarede 1970 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$470.00
Lively crystallised Lemon orange peel nose plus nougat, vanilla and oak char. Smells a bit rustic but has good depth. Good weight on the palate, quite silky to attack, with firm, fiery spirit, and chewiness from the wood tannin. Big earthy flavours to close- almost mushroomy. For more Armagnac, click HERE
Delord 1968 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$480.00
Situated in Bas-Armagnac, Delord's distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family. They comment, "Our old Sier Armagnac alambics, that we wouldn't part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour. Our cellars contain our old treasured vintages and include more than 700 oak barrels that protect and age the Armagnac eau-de-vie dating from the 20th Century to the present day". The exceptionally old expression was made from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard harvested, pressed and vinified separately. 40% Alc./Vol
Darroze 1972 Grand Bas Armagnac 43.4% 700ml$468.00
Golden yellow colour, with darker tints. The nose is very expressive, with a lot of different flavours: dry figs, prune, apricot, walnuts. On the palate, the quality of the tannins is superb. A high-quality rancio character shows that the ageing conditions were perfect.
Christian Drouin Calvados 1989 Pays D'Auge Sherry cask 42% 700ml$473.00
1989 Christian Drouin Calvados Pays D'Auge Sherry cask 42% 700ml: Double distillation. Ageing finished in sherry casks. Bright and attractive colour with light tawny hints and topaze yellow highlights. Pleasant grilled, smoked and fruity nose with almonds and baked apples. Full mouth with powerful tannins, lingering taste. Perfect with a Tarte Tatin, a Prince Hoyo cigar. Silver Medal,Best in class, I.W.S.C. London 2008 (UK) For more Christian Drouin, CLICK HERE
St James Rum l'Essentiel (1998, 2000, 2003 vintages) Carafe 43% 700ml$470.00
With the precious legacy of 20 years of AOC Martinique, L’Essential is an exceptional rum born from a scrupulous choice of the very best vintages blended by experts. A trilogy of rare, exceptional vintages from 1998, 2000 and 2003, this blend is the fruit of a subtle selection of Agricole rum earmarked from the still. Aged for over 12 long years in carefully selected small Bourbon casks, this rums has remained untouched until blending to preserve their rich expression intact. Tasting Notes: Colour: Dark, dense mahogany. Nose: Roasted notes of mocha and cocoa. Palate: Fruit flavours on the palate of stone fruit, prunes and candied fruit. A woody, spicy finish with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and peeper running through. This unique offering is the perfect expression of Saint James Rum.
Paul Giraud Cognac Vieille Reserve 25 years 'Heylante Cafafe' Grande Champagne 40% 700ml$478.00
The Vieille Réserve is often the favourite cognac of our Grande Champagne lovers, especially ladies. This cognac expresses all the fullness of the fruity aromas typical of a Grande Champagne, aged for a long time in oak barrels. To fully appreciate this cognac, take time, sit in a good chair and heat the glass with the palm of your hand. The trip to a stone fruit orchard can begin. At the beginning of the tasting, the aromas of fresh fruit at the beginning of summer - like peach or apricot - appear. As the glass warms, aromas of riper fruit, more oxidized by the sun, are revealed, such as plums, prunes and Agen prunes. These are the fruits of late summer: hot, matured, and stewed. At the end of the tasting, spices appear then the vanilla side of the oak barrel. Round and mellow, this cognac is easily savoured. Another remarkable point, the length in the mouth, so characteristic of the Grande Champagne. The combination with a chocolate dessert (such as a Black Forest or a fondant) is quite appropriate. CLICK HERE for more Paul Giraud
Paul Giraud Cognac Grand Champagne 58 years Tres Rare 40% 700ml$473.00
The penultimate stage of our journey through time and aromas, the spices of the Tres Rare are characteristic of a Grande Champagne at the top of its art: rich, powerful, intense and complex. The first sensations reveal pepper and cloves. Then a meatier side with leather and Havana as well as the stone fruits of the Vieille Reserve, but much more confit and oxidized. All very melted, always with the characteristic length of Grande Champagne. A must for full-bodied cigar lovers. CLICK HERE for more Paul Giraud
Michel Couvreur Whisky Blossoming 45% 700ml$490.00
Blossoming Auld Sherried Single Malt Whisky is a single cask whisky produced only from malt spirit distilled in Scotland and matured in a fresh cream sherry oak cask. Prior to bottling, its natural strength 51% alc./vol. is reduced to 45% alc./vol.. Dark amber robe with a reddish tinge. Fragrances of Sherry, flowers, vanilla, dried fruits. Mellow, and long in the mouth. A fabulous balance between sherry’s warmth and the fresh flavours only barley can produce. This label does not indicate time spent in wood because the whisky’s maturity is reached differently in every cask. Age is only one of the complex factors on which maturation depends. Blossoming Auld Sherried is the perfect demonstration of sherry impregnated wood’s greatest significance. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE MORE FROM MICHEL COUVREUR
Grosperrin No.90 Grande Champagne Cognac 54.8% 700ml$469.00
Grosperrin Lot No.90 Grande Champagne is a rare Cognac that comes from a small property located in Verrières, on one of the most famous terroirs of Grande Champagne. A delightfully well-aged Cognac like this one merits your utmost attention during the tasting. To be enjoyed neat at room temperature to appreciate the Cognac in its entirety. To allow the aromas to develop even further, try adding a drop of mineral water or a couple of ice cubes to the glass. Tasting Notes:Nose: Powerful aromas typical of the Grande Champagne cru prevail with a clean and firm volume. It is a Cognac that expresses its terroir without pretence revealing notes of mirabelle plums, wet oak and undergrowth just after the rain. Palate: Notes of candied fruit proceed into a long finish with hints of cassis and black cherry
St James 1997 Single Cask Rhum Vieux 42.7% 700ml$418.00
Saint James Single Cask 1997 is a tribute to the savoir-faire of Saint James distillery and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the AOC Martinique. After one very dry period between February to March, this cuvée is one of the driest vintages before 2000 for Saint James. The perfect harvest with a lot of qualitative canes created a rum full of ripe fruit aromas and natural sweetness. This cask has been aged for more than 10 years to develop an aromatic palette. Colour: Mahogany in colour. Nose: A nose on the sweet spices followed by cinnamon. Palate: In the mouth, this Saint James single cask opens on dried fruit, cocoa and mocha. Final: All roundness is ample on the prune and a cigar box.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac 15 years Vieille Fine Champagne Magnum 40% 1500ml$413.00
The Normandin Mercier Vieille Fine Champagne Cognac is a quality blend created from Eaux-de-vie from both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Many of the cognacs included in the blend have been aged for around 15 years, although some are younger, hence its VSOP classification. It's a lovely amber colour - a very fruity cognac with aromas and tastes of plum and almonds. Presented in a traditional style cognac bottle with a label to match. Perfect to enjoy as a digestif after a good meal.
Distillerie et Domaines de Provence Absinthe Fountain - 4 pourers$438.00
Distillerie et Domaines de Provence Absinthe Fountain - 4 pourers. Fountains are the ideal way to perform the absinthe ritual and create a uniquely special atmosphere when a few people sit around a table with a fountain, conversation flowing and occasionally leaning in to prepare another glass. As useful as it is decorative, a fountain really conjures up the magical spirit of the absinthe world.
Darroze Armagnac-Tenareze Domaine de La Poste 1974 45.5% 700ml$440.00
Yellow golden colour with amber tints. A very interesting nose with some gingerbread, crystalised fruits, toffee and linden flavours. Very fine and complex at the same time. In the palate, the tannins are soft and round. We feel again the fine flavours we had in the nose.
Francois Voyer Cognac Grande Champagne Lot 93 53.6% 700ml$456.00
Tasting Notes: Nose: Touch of Almond, Bourbon Vanilla, Honey, White Pepper, and Jasmin. Palate: Powerful attack with volume and a lot of intensity. Finish: Soft and persistent ending. Notes of Licorice, Nuts and subtle notes of cloves.