Owned today by the Lesgourgues Family wo acquired the estate in 1974, Chateau de Laubade has 105 hectares of vines in one single contiguous plot. Hors d’Age must have eaux de vie of a minimum 10 years. In the case of Chateau de Laubade Intemporel or “Timeless”, they are between 12 and 20 years, far exceeding the requirement. The baco variety is dominant followed by ugni blanc, colombard and folle blanche. Bright mid-gold. Smoky, dried Chinese prune and Christmas cake aspect. Sweetness on the finish with a burst of fire on the end. Cognac-like. 40% alcohol. Photographed at the open bar of Air France Business Class Lounge, T2E, Charles de Gaulle Airport. Apart from this Bas Armagnac, Champagne Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut and Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny are equally irresistible.