L'Encantada XO Bas-Armagnac

L'Encantada XO Bas-Armagnac

(0.75l, 46.7%)


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A decades-old hidden treasure of Armagnac brought within reach.

The Armagnac region of France is filled with small farms that sell their grapes to large producers. But it is a tradition that — during good harvests — they keep the extra grapes for themselves. And there are traveling distillers who go from farm to farm and distill these left-over grapes and the farmers set them aside. Maybe they’ll sell them some day, maybe they’ll serve them as estate drams… who knows. L’Encantada are independent bottlers who literally go from farm to farm buying these casks and blending batches at full strength with no added anything at all.

We love these guys.

L’Encantada XO Bas-Armagnac is made from a blend of four vintage casks from a single vintner. And here’s where it gets REALLY interesting. Those casks range from twenty to thirty years old. Somehow… some way… they came a cross a farmer who had decades-old Armagnac that had been aging undisturbed for decades AND they convinced him to sell. Then, true to form, they bottled it at the natural strength — in this case, 46.7% ABV.

In America we have TV shows like “American Pickers” where two guys go digging through old barns and storage sheds to discover hidden antique treasures. This is like that.

Smartass corner:
There are three primary growing regions for Armagnac — Bas, Tenareze, and Haut. Bas is on the western side of the area.
  • Category
  • Style
    Armagnac
  • Region
    Armagnac
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    46.7%
  • Distillery
    L’Encantada Armagnac Distillery
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

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toasted oak
creamy vanilla
spicy
elderflower
chocolate
cake
coriander
savoury
coffee
What does L'Encantada XO Bas-Armagnac taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in L'Encantada XO Bas-Armagnac and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Antique Copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose comes alive with a perfume of vanilla bean elderflower, espresso, and toasted oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is creamy and a bit dry with notes of chocolate, spice cake, iris root, and coriander.

Finish
The finish is long and savory with the lingering flavor of creme brûlée.
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