Clase Azul Mezcal 40% 750ml$760.00
Mezcal Clase Azul is created using 100% Cenizo Agave, which grows wild in the state of Durango. The region - known for extreme climate, mineral-rich soil and local natural springs - contributes to the powerful and complex profile that differentiates this mezcal from those produced in the rest of Mexico. Clase Azul Mezcal is truly unique from beginning to end! The black matte decanter, inspired by clay pottery, is hand-carved by Mexican artisans and the colourful beaded cap is hand-crafted by artisans from Huichol culture. Tasting Notes: The underground baking process produces sweet notes of peanut, brown sugar, honey, ash, wood and chocolate. The fermentation process using stone piles and red oak, contribute to notes of ripened fruit
Michel Couvreur Whisky Very Sherried 45% 500ml$968.00
Single Malt Whisky distilled on the 12th of April 1984 and aged over 25 years in sherry cask, leaving approximately 120 bottles available. Dark amber robe, ruby reflections. Intense silky texture. Fascinating tropical-style sensuality. A hint of vanilla, almond and sherry. Apparently bottomless power. Very long in the mouth. To be relished in silence. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE MORE FROM MICHEL COUVREUR
Boingneres Bas Armagnac 1976 48% 700ml$831.00
Tasting Notes: A very tasty-looking long-aged vintage armagnac from Domaine Boingneres, who distinguish themselves not only by bottling at natural strength but also by releasing single grape variety armagnacs, which is almost unheard of.
Jean Fillioux 1953 Cognac 42% 350ml$923.00
This 1953 bottle of Jean Fillioux Cognac is about as extraordinary as it gets in the world of spirits. Few spirits of any description, let alone fine Cognacs such as this, ever get to reach such an age. The spirit has been resting in French Oak casks for an astounding 57 years, meaning it is truly a once in a lifetime bottle. This long aging process in the cellars of the Fillioux estate have produced some incredibly rich flavours, of full dried fruits, dark honey, old sherry, overripe bananas and flowers. This is a spirit that rewards patience with a glissando of aroma, flavour, and a finish that lasts and lasts. Comes complete with a beautiful wooden presentation box, and would make the ideal gift for any spirit lover. Note that due to the extreme scarcity of stock, this is a 350ml bottling. About the producer: Jean Fillioux is simply one of the very best when it comes to Cognac. The family owns a fantastic 63 acres vineyard in the heart of the Grande Champagne area since 1880. Since five generation they showcase how good a grower-producer Cognac taste, always light in style, fruit driven and elegant.
Paul Giraud Cognac Heritage 60 years Grande Champagne 40% 700ml$875.00
The only blend - with Noblesse - of our range, the Heritage is to be classified separately, both aromatically and historically. This cognac has reached the paroxysm of oxidation. The aromas that have lost freshness and intensity tend towards almonds, kernels and the famous "rancio" so characteristic of very very old cognacs. This taste is difficult to describe. It is found in old beeswax furniture or old walnut oils; it only appears after a very long aging. It can also be found in Porto, Sherry, Maury. Such an aroma is inimitable: only time does its work. This cognac is to be enjoyed religiously, with all due respect to a lady of 70 years. CLICK HERE for more Paul Giraud
Domaine Boingneres 1981 Folle Blanche Grand Bas Armagnac 48% 700ml$839.00
A higher-than-normal strength Bas Armagnac from the 1981 vintage, remarkable also for being produced solely from the once-ubiquitous, now all-but-forgotten Folle Blanche grape.
Grosperrom Cognac No. 67 Grande Champagne 47.5% 700ml$831.00
Grosperrom No. 67 Grande Champagne 47.5% 700ml This Cognac comes from a winegrower in the Salles d-Angles region, whose father had large stocks built up by himself and previous generations. Stored for many years in small ten hectolitres casks placed in a small cellar on clay before entering Grosperrin cellars, where it remained in 350 litre barrels. Very amber colour. Dense and complete nose, spices, rancio, prunes, dried flowers. Delicate and oily palate, light notes of undergrowth, bitter chocolate. Beautiful development, with a lot of elegance. The finish is generous and rich, well balanced, typical of a beautiful Grande Champagne. A very beautiful Cognac, as demanding as it is accessible.
Grosperrin Cognac No.64 Borderies 52.1% 700ml$861.00
This very old cognac comes from a joint-possession which was established at the death of the winegrower many years ago. His widow and children manage the inheritance with prudence and patience, in memory of this man. One of the grandsons took over the estate and it is now flourishing as one of the most important in the Borderies region. The Grandfather’s stock is however managed separately, and kept in a cellar in the centre of the village of Burie, located in the heart of the Borderies. We became the owners of this exceptional cognac through a certified broker. It has since then aged in our cellar in Saintes, on the bank of the Charente river, where a small water reduction was carried out over 2 years ago. Old gold colour, amber highlights. The first floral nose, typical of the Borderies expresses itself clearly, with notes of violet sweets (they do exist, in France at least!), dried flowers, spicy roses. The second nose is more profound, denser, and we distinguish an elegant rancio, but without too much woodiness, induced by the oxidation of the fat contained in the alcohol, which time has made noble. The spices are more intense, cigar boxes, liquorice, more “mature”. The attack is frank, mineral on the palate, we are immediately touched by the quality of the cognac. It develops in a powerful and yet contained way, the texture reveals itself as being quite oily. The long finish takes us back to the aromas perceived on the nose. Very elegant, a beautiful Borderies.
Christian Drouin Calvados 1979 Pays D'Auge 40% 700ml$766.00
Ageing finished in sherry casks for almost two years. Tasting Notes: Colour: Amber colour. Brilliant. Nose: great aromatic complexity dominated by wood and spices topping the apple. Palate: Lively, complex, full-bodied. "... a beautiful, enchanting bouquet that takes the essences of apple, oak, and spirits and transforms them into a singular perfume" ......."there is so much going on in all the layers of taste that it's difficult to capture all the action". Paul PACULT - Spirit Journal - 1999 - USA
Christian Drouin Calvados 1973 Pays D'Auge 42% 700ml$997.00
Classic Calvados aged in casks having contained only calvados and cider. World-wide celebrated! FRANCE: Martine NOUET comments: "We all dream of achieving maturity without losing our freshness: let's hope that we all succeed as well as this COEUR DE LION 1973." U.S.A. Paul PACULT'S Spirit Journal - The ten-year Summary Issue Recapping every rating from 47 editions of the Spirit Journal from 1991 to 2000. The ten best brandies I've tasted : 1991-2000 "Coeur de Lion" 1973 Calvados Pays d'Auge France N° 5 !!! Michael JACKSON - Observer Magazine, October 27, 2002: "In this instance, the cask was refreshed with new cider, and it shows ripe fruit and apple blossoms in the fragrance and palate. Nutty, autumnal finish".
Grosperrin Cognac No. 61 (1961) Fins Bois 43.8% 700ml$855.00
This very old cognac comes from the commune of Réparsac, a commune located in the heart of Fins Bois. It was produced by a winegrower who was also a nurseryman, and who had developed activities complementary to his profession as a producer. Very old when I met him, this lot was the last he had. He had kept it as long as possible, in memory of his first harvest. Tasting Notes: The nose of fresh mushrooms, dried flowers, blackcurrant bud. We immediately guess that this cognac has aged in a wet cellar, due to the mushy notes that emerge from it. But despite this cellar side, the aromas are noble, this cognac is astonishing, we never tire of the nose. On the palate, the attack is soft, rich and creamy. The aromas on the nose are confirmed on the palate, blackcurrant, wet dog, complex finish, both vegetal and smoky at the same time. A very old Fins Bois, rare.
Michel Couvreur Whisky Alba Single Malt 22 years 46% 500ml$762.00
Alba is the result of Couvreur's passion for whiskies and wines and the encounter with Angélique and Quentin Bourse (from the Sot de l'Ange estate located in Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley, France) who gave them one of their freshly emptied Chenin Blanc cask. Matured for 17 years in Fino and 5 additional years in Chenin, Alba is a very subtle, pure and delicate spirit that shows that whiskies' flavors can be long and complex without peat expression. Alba boasts a golden light color and offers aromas of white wine, honey and subtle oak nuances. It is round, mellow and deep in the mouth with beautiful energy. Chenin grape flavors on the finish with a touch of vanilla and white flower. A complex and long aftertaste. The label has a drop shape, just like the Sot de l'Ange label. Cask strength, no water, no filtration, 420 bottles produced.
Bielle Rum 2003 52.8% 700ml$904.00
Powerful and complex, the wood is present, the vanilla discreet, balanced with finesse. Amplitude and roundness, the spices are found with toasted notes. Surprising and pleasant for a rum of such power.
Castarede 1960 Armagnac 40% 500ml$804.00
Bottled in 2019, the 1960 Castarede is one of the most elegant Armagnacs we’ve tasted to date. Heading into dessert territory, it opens with sustained, high pitch aromas of sticky date and pecan pie unfolding with hints of salted-caramel chocolate and Grand Muscat. Showing no loss of vitality after six decades in oak, it's seductive and silky with a superb rush of fruit cake, baking spices, rancio and café crèmes framed by super fine tannins and a creamy finish that's briefly succulent and fabulously long. Reference point here is the Dartigalongue house style. It should equally please lovers of Hors d'age Cognac. 40% Alc./Vol.
Clase Azul Gold Limited Edition Tequila 750ml$787.00
Before dusk, there is a delightful moment when darkness embraces the light. This precious moment inspired this combination of spirits, pouring into a shimmering glass decanter fused to a night-colored ceramic base. Clase Azul Tequila Gold is an incomparable tequila joven, a blend that combines Clase Azul Tequila Plata with a special reposado tequila matured in French oak casks and an Extra Añejo aged in American whiskey casks and finished in sherry casks. TASTING NOTES Color: Soft amber with golden sparkles. Body: Medium body. Aroma: Agave syrup, green apple, orange peel, fresh fig, raisins, light note of almond and walnut. Taste: Toasted wood, fig, green olive, ginger, cocoa / dark chocolate. PAIRING Recommended with seafood and fish with high-fat content (tuna, salmon, octopus, lobster, shrimp, mussels, and clams) cooked with butter and yellow lemon (avoid limes). Kalamata olive tapenade and brie cheese tapas. Semi-bitter or white chocolate with citrus jam or citrus ice cream. DECANTER The Clase Azul Tequila Gold decanter challenges the impossible: its shimmering glass is fused against a black ceramic base, a technique that took our experts 6 years to develop.
Grosperrin ÔCognac De CollectionÕ 1970 Grande Champagne 62% 700ml$921.00
Grosperrin 1970 Grande Champagne 62% 700ml This vintage Cognac comes from the stocks of a Parisian widow whose husband, who had brilliantly succeeded in the magistracy, was investing in Cognac for tax reasons. It was when the latter died that she learned that she was the owner of several Cognac barrels stored under State control. Very amber colour. Spicy nose, notes of cloves, peppers, liquorice, bourbon vanilla. The palate is creamy, with tenacious notes of cocoa and vanilla. The notes of tobacco and roasting become intense with the opening. The finish shows a "hidden and very sweet power", slight acidity (due to the wood) but no astringency.