In France it is known as Armagnac Castarède Hors d’Age. This 20-year-old XO is from a family-owned distillery in Gascony that dates from 1832. It is made by the founding family’s sixth generation, and since our discovery of it at the 2007 VinExpo has won numerous awards. Bursting with musty floral tones and laced with cedar, it is a fitting accompaniment for a Davidoff Puro d’Oro or a Montecristo 75th Aniversario from the Dominican Republic.
By Robb Report Staff on January 21, 2011