Armagnac

Armagnac is often referred to as the oldest and youngest brandy in France being first distilled in the middle of the 15th century in adapted perfume stills probably brought over by the Moors. It is also regarded as the youngest since the Armagnaçais are still arguing over how to distil it. The region has always been a very special example of that elusive concept la France profonde, even now well away from the madding crowds, the motorways and the industrial eyesores of modern France. It is tucked away about a hundred miles south of Bordeaux, a land of near perfect rural paradise, gentle, fair and fertile countryside and home to rich food such as foie gras and truffles. This is where countless small firms distil their wines (mainly by single distillation) which are aged in oak barrels for many years until perfected and then kept in glass bonbonnes. Some very rare old armagnacs may date from the 19th century, others, perhaps not quite as old still share the exclusivity with their fruitiness and rich pruny flavours created in the land of rural bliss which we know today as Gascony.

The vineyard area of around twelve thousand hectares is only about a fifth of its big brother cognac to the north but the individual skills of the many small producers have created a wealth of individual aged armagnacs and rapidly dwindling vintages, available at Brandyclassics where we stock a range normally beyond the reach of many collectors and connoisseurs.


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  1. Blanche de Cassagnoles Tenareze Armagnac

    Blanche de Cassagnoles Tenareze Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £28.59 Incl. VAT: £34.31

    This a truly remarkable armagnac and the best Blanche (white armagnac), we have tasted. Consumed cold, it has all the prune qualities of dark armagnac and is ideal to use as a mixer or a palate refresher in the middle of rich and lengthy dinners. For more ideas visit our Information/Recipe page.

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  2. Delord Blanche Armagnac

    Delord Blanche Armagnac

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    Concours Général Agricole Paris 2017 - Gold Medal

    One of the best white armagnacs we have tasted. Consumed cold, it has all the prune qualities of dark armagnac and is ideal to use as a mixer or a palate refresher in the middle of rich and lengthy dinners. The more daring could match it with caviar, smoked fish, foie gras and numerous desserts. For other ideas visit our Information/Cocktails or Recipe pages. Learn More
  3. Domaine de Cassagnoles 5 Year Old Tenareze Armagnac

    Domaine de Cassagnoles 5 Year Old Tenareze Armagnac

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    Concours Général Agricole Paris 2012 - Gold Medal

    From the second cru of Armagnac this small house is predominantly a wine producer but has been making armagnacs for many years. The 5 y.o. has the traditional plummy style but in this case it has more of a greengage flavour and a clean finish.

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  4. Baron de Sainte-Fauste 10 year old Bas Armagnac

    Baron de Sainte-Fauste 10 year old Bas Armagnac

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    This 10 year old Bas Armagnac is unique to Brandyclassics and is superb value. It is soft and round and displays good dried fruit and sweet nut flavours. It is supplied in the traditional armagnac bottle.

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  5. Domaine du Cardinat 1998 Bas Armagnac

    Domaine du Cardinat 1998 Bas Armagnac

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    This relatively young armagnac has been well balanced with some slightly spicy flavours of cashew nuts, sultanas and dates, there is also a hint of pineapple and dates. Delivered in the traditional basquaise bottle.

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  6. Domaine du Cardinat 1996 Bas Armagnac

    Domaine du Cardinat 1996 Bas Armagnac

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    Concours Général Agricole Paris 2012 - Silver Medal

    For generations the Lalanne family has worked the rich land of Domaine du Cardinat, in the heart of Bas Armagnac country, producing wonderfully fruity armagnacs.  The 1996 vintage is soft and lingering with orange and apricot notes to finish.  

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  7. Clos des Saveurs 2000 Bas Armagnac

    Clos des Saveurs 2000 Bas Armagnac

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    The Cellar Master bottles all of these Armagnacs himself. In a region often stymied by tradition, his Armagnacs excite the taste buds with their glorious flavours - there is no use of boise, caramel or sweeteners here.

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  8. Delord Vintage 1998 Bas Armagnac

    Delord Vintage 1998 Bas Armagnac

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    One of the youngest vintage armagnacs that we stock, this 1998 still shows all the qualities for which Deloed is renowned.  

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  9. Delord Vintage 1997 Bas Armagnac

    Delord Vintage 1997 Bas Armagnac

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    From Delord's extensive range of vintage armagnac releases comes this fairly recent golden nectar harvested in 1997.  

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  10. Delord Vintage 1996 Bas Armagnac

    Delord Vintage 1996 Bas Armagnac

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    From the 1996 harvest, this is one of the more modern armagnac vintages. 

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  11. Domaine du Cardinat 1995 Bas Armagnac

    Domaine du Cardinat 1995 Bas Armagnac

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    Concours des Talents d'Armagnac 2012-13 - Gold Medal

    Today this family business is run by Patricia and her husband. They are continuing the family tradition whilst embracing selected modern methods of production. The domain covers seven hectares, of which five are devoted to the production of Armagnac.

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  12. Clos des Saveurs 1993 Bas Armagnac

    Clos des Saveurs 1993 Bas Armagnac

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    Purchased in minute quantities from small growers-distillers, the Clos des Saveurs Armagnacs are aged in oak barrels until they have reached their optimum quality.

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