Chateau de Lacquy - Bas-Armagnac, France

酒莊建築本來只是夏季避暑住宅,一直都沒有人住直至 Maurice Marquis de Boisséson 於 1939 年為了逃避德國入侵而送了整個家族來到。可惜他於 1940 年的戰亂中喪命,但他妻子 Françoise de Greling 則一直留在該處直至戰爭完結。

酒莊真正擁有者 Jean-Vianney de Boisséson 伯爵父母,才是第一批於 Lacquy 內居住的人,於七十年代起即努力提升香馥雅文邑的地方。為保留葡萄園的自然生態,一百多公頃只有十五公頃葡萄種植,在外面看酒莊隱藏在深林裡,四周蓊蓊鬱鬱的林木,真不易找!蒸餾器是傳統的L'Alambic Armagnacais,而Carafe des Siecles皆由1800及1980的蒸餾酒調製,絕對是酒莊的家傳之寶。

Gilles de Boisséson 伯爵和妻子 Véronique,現在負責和兒子一起管理酒莊,也繼續和多名兒子繼續按九個世代以來的標準釀製下去。

Chateau de Lacquy一般只會在歐洲高級餐廳見其蹤影,數年前我們引入後一直供不應求,這次補貨很多已被Sens熟客預留,剩餘不多,一熟客仔對其XO評價: "一開已帶有加應子朱古力,但係支酒開始有些緊,但酒體仍然好滑,略為醒酒後開始有花蜜香,亦有啲川貝枇杷膏楓樹糖漿嘅甜香味襯雪茄一流..."


Chateau de Lacquy of Lacquy, was built in in the style of Louis XIII, owned by the Boisseson family since 1711, they owned 15 hectares for vineyard and the rest 385 hectares are forests, pine trees, swampland, and other crops such as corn and sweet corn etc. 

It is situated on the bed of iron rich sand with ocean sediments (Sables Fauves and Sables-Limoneux) which is yields flowery, soft and delicate characteristics, balanced by the skillful nurturement of barrel aging, which lighten up their Armagnacs with colorful complexities. The grapes they mainly used for armagmac distillation are Bacco and Ugni Blanc. Only around 4500-6000 bottles (15-20 barrels) produced per year. Wood fueled Alambic Armagnacaise (A classic Continuous still for single distillation) is used for distillation. More than 200 barrels sitting in their Chai for long aging of their vintage Armagnacs including some from as early as 19th century.  

Their armagnacs is serving at France's finest restaurants, most of their customers are very loyal who understand their armagnacs have tremendous finesse and elegance with complex fruits, some including chocolate and rancio.


About the Boisseson family

The estate was a summer residence and stayed inhabited until Maurice, Marquis de Boisséson sent his family there in 1939 to escape a possible German invasion.
He was killed at war in May 1940 but his wife Françoise de Greling settled permanently there until the end of the war.
The parents of the actual owner, the Count Jean-Vianney de Boisséson and his wife, were the first to live permanently at Lacquy from the 70’s and dedicated themselves to the repute of its Armagnac.
The Count Gilles de Boisséson and his wife Véronique, are now in charge of the estate and continue with their sons what had been started by nine previous generations.