Constructed in 1870 in the heart of the Bas-Armagnac, Chateau de Laubade comprises 260 Acres of organically produced Baco (for age-ability), Colombard, Ugni-Blanc and Folle Blanche. Aged in black oak barrels. The 2000 vintage has a luscious dark brown hue with red highlights. On the nose, dried sour cherries, dates, violets, creme caramel, light rancio and pleasant petrol. Rich oily texture in the mouth with those cherries popping, honey, spiced pear, vanilla bean, old wood. A bit of drying tannin on the finish, which is helped a bit with the addition of some water. A beautiful brandy.