Armagnac: Lafitte, Lafite & Lahitte

We will be having an entire month exclusively with Yak (i.e. Armagnac and Cognac) soonish (Yaktober sounds good to me, eh!?) but still have some background work to do. Among others, that will feature a whole page dedicated to France’s other noble spirits – keep in mind that Rhum is still numéro un. As a…

L’Encantada (Armagnac)

We’ve amassed a huge amount of Armagnacs and while we can navigate the field of Armagnac somewhat reasonably, we don’t know how to pick the cherries exactly. What we know is that we should improve these skills quickly, as there are still many excellent, vastly underpriced (!) Armagnacs around. These gems just want to be…

Armagnac by L’Encantada & a Cognac

Armagnac has been overlooked by me for quite some time and the reason is as simple as it is stupid: I thought Cognac was very boring so why bother with Armagnac even!? What a folly! Armagnac can be really good and offer great value for money and as this tasting shows, even Cognac has its…