Brandy - Armagnac
Chabot VSOP Deluxe Armagnac
This is a Tier 3 score in the Brandy category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
Chabot was founded in 1828 in Labastide of Armagnac, France. There, they quietly produced their spirit until 1963 when they began producing for export. They have complete control over their operation owning both vineyards, distillation, and bottling--something they regard as intrinsic to maintaining quality control.
Chabot VSOP armagnac is their 2nd tier expression aging for at least 5 years prior to bottling (slightly longer than the minimum requirements for a VSOP designation). They suggest looking for aromas of white plum and smoky wood.