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. This example, from the 1970 vintage, shows outstanding texture and depth of flavour.
A 1968 vintage Armagnac produced at Domaine de Busquet from Baco grapes and bottled by negociants Francis Darroze. Bottled at 44 years of age in 2012, this is a fantastic example of an aged Bas-Armagnac.
A 1967 vintage Armagnac selected by negociants Francis Darroze, but produced at Domaine de Busquet. Armagnac at this age (40 years plus) is fantastically complex and rich. This is an example of 100% Baco grape Armagnac.
A 1969 vintage Armagnac from Baco grapes grown at Domaine de Pounon and bottled by negociants Francis Darroze after forty years of maturation. Darroze have been selecting high quality casks to bottle since 1974 and are well respected in their field.
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. This was distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2013 at 47 years of age.
A 50 year old Armagnac from our friends at Baron de Sigognac. This is presented in a beautiful decanter and accompanying wooden box. Creamy and rich with notes of fruitcake, cedar and spice, this is a delightful Armagnac.