Château de Lacquy estate lies in Gascony, approximately 110 kilometres south of Bordeaux, in the Landes area of Gascony known as Bas-Armagnac. Owned by the same family since 1711, Château de Lacquy is the oldest family-owned estate producing Armagnac. Run for over 300 years by successive generations of men and women who are passionate about their calling, the estate is a veritable journey in time due to this remarkable stability and continuity.
Today, the estate covers approximately 400 hectares of adjoining land. Vineyards growing the grapes that produce the Armagnac cover twenty-two hectares of land. The estate has always maintained a tradition of excellence and pursues the same demanding standard today. Every single step in the process of making the Armagnac, from tending the grapevines to making the wine, distillation, ageing and bottling, is performed on the estate in the tradition that is over three centuries old.
This Carafe des Siecles is a blend of extremely old, barrel-aged Armagnacs that have spent over 40 years in 420-liter oak barrels in the wine cellars at Château de Lacquy was composed in 2014 to commemorate the three-hundredth anniversary of the arrival of current owner’s family at the estate. The Armagnac comes in the Carafe des Siècles which is engraved with the family monogram. The Carafe lies in a box made from pedunculate oak from the forests of Aquitaine. The very same oak that is used to make the barrels where the estate Armagnacs age. Limited quantities, an outstanding gift.
This unique blend of Armagnacs distilled between 1800 and 1980 is characterised by exquisite finesse and voluptuous mouthfeel. Totally unaggressive, it exhales infinitely complex aromas of floral notes, hints of spice, vanilla, cocoa, candied fruit. Extremely long on the palate with exceptionally persistent and powerful aromas, it is also incredibly delicate and mellow.