L'ENCANTADA L'ESPRIT ARMAGNAC, 'XO LOT 3.0'
When it comes to Armagnac, I can't think of another name that creates buzz or hype like cult-favorite L'Encantada: an independent bottler founded by a group of likeminded Armagnac enthusiasts in 2011 to help bring true craft Armagnac to a wider audience. Of late, L’Encantada has even been making waves in the Bourbon-collecting community’s online forums as well. Since foundation, Founders Christelle, Vincent, and Frédéric have searched throughout the region's tiny estates and long-forgotten barrels to find the best of the best in the world of Armagnac, to bottle these hidden gems and to tell their stories. L'Encantada's reputation has led collectors to scour retailers and auctions for ultra-rare, often decades-old releases, and it's not just the hype: L'Encantada releases often feature distillers who are no longer active in production, and the bottles being hunted will be the last available in the market. We’ve offered several L'Encantada labels over the past couple of years, and your response has been loud and clear: more! We're always happy to oblige and have secured L’Encantada’s XO Lot 3.0, five single vintage casks ranging from 21-37 years of age that have been blended together into one outrageously delicious XO Armagnac. The spirit has been bottled unfiltered at cask strength, and has a richness of character and complexity that is a must-have for any back bar.
The annual XO release has become one of L’Encantada’s most popular releases, and Lot 3.0 is among the best to date. For our Armagnac experts, the blend includes the following casks: Domaine Lassalle 1983 (barrel #13), Domaine Castillon 1988 (barrel #8), Domaine Lassalle 1991 (barrel #11), Domaine De Bellair 1998 (barrel #7), and Domaine De Bellair 1999 (barrel #141). Fewer than 2,000 bottles were produced this batch, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. L'Encantada releases are always "barrel raw," meaning they're left unfiltered at cask strength, with no additives or coloring whatsoever. The purity of the spirit is paramount, and one sip of L’Encantada’s XO Lot 3.0 displays this with the utmost clarity. Don't miss your opportunity to secure this collector favorite before it's gone for good!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, CT, IN, MA, NC, NM, NY, TN, VA, WA, WI, and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.