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Larressingle Napoleon Armagnac
December 01, 2021 95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Look for a nut-brown hue and aromas that mingle allspice, caramel and a subtle earthy tone. The palate has an almost amaro-like quality at first sip, showing roots and bark, leather, clove and black pepper, with a hint of toffee in the background. The complex, drying finish offers oak, cigar wrapper and walnut.

— Kara Newman

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Larressingle XO Armagnac
December 01, 2021 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Look for a notably deep amber hue and caramel aroma. The lively palate opens with caramel, spice, cocoa and plenty of oomph, finishing gracefully and long with ribbons of cocoa and vanilla intertwined with nutmeg and allspice sparks.

— Kara Newman

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Larressingle VSOP Armagnac
December 01, 2021 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Caramel sweetness on nose and palate lead into bold toffee and oak, finishing long with a sweet of espresso. Black pepper, clove and dusty cocoa powder frame the exit.

— Kara Newman

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September 01, 2021 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

A concentrated buttercup yellow and mild candied lemon peel aroma leads into a lemon lollipop palate. That flavor and sweetness follows through from start to finish, plus a bit of white pepper tingle into the exit. Made with Sorrento lemon peels.

— Kara Newman

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July 09, 2021 92 Points - Great Value, Highly Recommended Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Bursting with lemon zest, lemon juice, and confected lemon drop aromatics; there is also a hint of bitter almond. Luscious and sweet on the palate, but balanced by bitter lemon and minerals. Long, lemony, and decadent.

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November 09, 2020 Italy Herbal Liqueur of the Year New York International Spirits Competition
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November 09, 2020 Gold Medal New York International Spirits Competition
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July 23, 2020 94 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Chairman's Trophy - Herbal aromas have notes of dried fruits, spices, and cola. The pillowy texture reveals well balanced sweet and bitter flavors of date syrup, kola nut, vanilla, and citrus peel. Dried herbal notes persist long after each sip.

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Larressingle VSOP Armagnac
September 01, 2019 92 Points Tasting Panel

Medium amber color with a smooth, toasty nose; rich and creamy with elegant dried fruit and lovely toasted oak. A top producer of this great, underappreciated brandy.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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Larressingle Napoleon Armagnac
September 01, 2019 93 Points Tasting Panel

A lush nose gives way to a silky texture and rich, sweet dried fruits with notes of treacle and light toast; long and elegant, with a soft but lavish finish.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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Larressingle XO Armagnac
September 01, 2019 94 Points Tasting Panel

Deep amber color with a soft, smooth nose. This silky, tannic, and complex 20-year-old spirit exudes chocolate complemented by nutty notes of almond and hazelnut.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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June 01, 2019 91 Points - Intensely rich, long, and balanced Tasting Panel

Dark mahogany color with roasted coffee present on both the nose and palate; Intensely rich, long, and balanced.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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June 01, 2019 91 Points - Powerful with lengthy finish Tasting Panel

Rich black-licorice nose; lush and thick with sweet anise and a tangy acid structure; powerful with a lengthy finish.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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June 01, 2019 92 Points - Sweet and luscious Tasting Panel

Cloudy yellow color with a bright lemon nose; silky-smooth with lovely flavors of Sorrento lemons; sweet and luscious with length and balance

— Anthony Dias Blue

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Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur
April 20, 2019 89 Points - Great Value Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Coffee and vanilla flirt with each other in this tried and true coffee liqueur. This is a great choice for a multidimensional coffee liqueur as it hosts buttery pecan as well as sweet cream notes alongside its coffee core.

— Paul Pacult, Sue Woodley, and David Talbot

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April 20, 2019 96 Points - Chairman's Trophy Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Pungent aromas of botanicals and spice are clean and pleasantly bitter. The flavor begins with a pillowy sweetness before turning into a deep and mouth watering bitterness full of flavorful layers. Botanical and dried citrus notes abound.

— Paul Pacult, Sue Woodley, and David Talbot

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