Armagnac any good sources in California for top rated
vintage and possibly a good selection. I want to treat my boyfriend to a really good bottle for his birthday. I have only had really good Armagnac twice and it was 10 years ago. I think I drunk a 1970 and cannot remember what it was, it was about 150.00 a bottle would recognize the lable if I saw it but it was to die for.
Aged armanagac supplies are fairly limited in LA. You might consider looking online and having it shipped from, say, Sherry-Lehman. Shipping isn't that bad and the selection is much better.
That being said Du Vin always has a few interesting bottles.
Wine and Liquor Depot in Van Nuys probably has a good selection. I remember buying armagnac there (not $150/btl though!) They also have one of the best selections of single malt scotch and lots of other good stuff. Give them a call.
The best place I have found is
540 North San Vicente Boulevard
310 855 1161
They have a list on their website but you'd do well to drag yourself there. It's a wonderful, pokey little shop. The staff are very helpful and can guide you through the maze of French brandies. They have a good selection of calvados too, which is unappreciated here, I think. Oh, and did I mention wine?