93 points Jason Wilson (Exploring the World of Armagnac): "Acquired in 1807 by Jean Boingnères, the ancestor of current owner Martine Lafitte, Domaine Boingnères has been producing high-quality brandies for more than two centuries in La Frêche, often regarded as having the best growing soils in Bas-Armagnac. Domaine Boingnères’ 21 hectares of vineyards consist of 13 hectares of Folle Blanche, the rest split between Colombard and Ugni Blanc. Martine Lafitte is considered to be a strict traditionalist, and it’s said that she abhors the Baco grape. It’s no surprise then that she will only release her Armagnac at cask strength , without any reduction in proof.
1975: It’s said that Martine Lafitte hates Baco, but this 100% Baco bottling was distilled by her late father Leon. This hedonistic 40-year-old brandy is rich and powerful, with lots of cocoa, prune, and almond, and good length on the finish. Its age and scarcity is the reason for its price. 48% abv. (Jul 2018)"