Armagnac, as some locals will describe it to visitors is the oldest and the youngest spirit in France. Oldest because it was first distilled in the middle of the 15th century and youngest because the Armagnacaise are still arguing over how to distil it. Armagnac comes as a welcome contrast to the relative stagnation in Cognac. Read More »
Chateau de Gaube is located in the Perquie area of Landes in Bas-Armagnac. The Baco grape is dominant in this estate, giving complexity, stability and flavour to all their armagnacs. Rich, spicy and lip-smackingly more-ish - a tremendous armagnac from a great house.
J De Maillac is a well established Armaganc producer, based in Montréal - the first "bastide" (fortified new town) in Gascony. The producer is based at the Château de Maillac, built in the 12th century and produces armagnacs with an unusually high proportion of Folle Blanche.
A bottle of 1950 vintage Armagnac. Distilled from grapes grown in the Bas Armagnac region, this was produced by Armagnac Dumoureau and bottled for Ets Alexander of Saint-Louis-de-Montferrand in Bordeaux.
From the biggest producer in the armagnac region comes this exceptionally rare 1960s bottle distilled in 1939. Very unusual to see a war vintage armagnac - this is a real rarity and the quality should be outstanding too.