An 8 year old VSOP(!) Bas Armagnac made, very unusually, entirely from the once ubiquitous but now sadly rare Folle Blanche grape, which makes delightfully elegant spirit. They're a funny lot, the French. If this was a Cognac they could call it an XO (minimum requirement 6yo ageing).
A 1988 vintage Bas Armagnac from Clos Martin. A rare example of Armagnac distilled entirely from Folle Blanche grapes, this is made in small stills. These produce a spirit at 52%, rather than into the 60s, as most other houses in the region do. The result is an Armagnac packed with aromas which is also rich and earthy.