PM Spirits

XO Marks the Spot (With Brandy)

Armagnac, PM Spirits, L'Encantada, Nicolas PalazziNicolas Palazzi

PM Spirits' new Armagnac is comprised of four single vintage casks.



Bordeaux-bred, Brooklyn-based importer Nicolas Palazzi launched PM Spirits (named for his late father, Paul-Marie) in 2011 as a way to indulge his love of Cognac and support the artisanal producers he proudly calls friends. It’s entirely likely he also desired to make some dough as well. Things appear to be working out as planned.

Their latest release is XO ($104), an Armagnac produced exclusively for the importer by a bottling operation called L’Encantada, which works primarily with producers in the Bas Armagnac Region. XO is comprised of four single vintage casks aged at least 10 years: Domaine Lous Pibous 1989 barrel #61; Domaine Lous Pibous 1987 barrel #87; Domaine Del Cassou 1994 barrel #55; and Domaine Bellair 1997 barrel #181. Apologies for all the numbers, but rest assured it all adds up to an exquisitely flavorful Armagnac.

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