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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    Excl. VAT: £28.86 Incl. VAT: £34.63

    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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    Excl. VAT: £30.90 Incl. VAT: £37.08

    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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    Excl. VAT: £37.99 Incl. VAT: £45.59

    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. Clos des Saveurs 1990 Bas Armagnac

    Clos des Saveurs 1990 Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £56.27 Incl. VAT: £67.52

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    These fine armagnacs are collected by an old cellar master with vast experience and the quality is very high. The presentation is excellent and we are pleased that the firm use the traditional dark green basquaise bottles. Learn More
  6. Delord 15 Year Old Bas Armagnac

    Delord 15 Year Old Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £56.32 Incl. VAT: £67.58

    A wonderfully run firm with lots of good armagnacs. Despite its young age, this 15 year old is really fine, showing good balance and fruit.

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  7. Domaine du Cardinat 1994 Bas Armagnac

    Domaine du Cardinat 1994 Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £58.37 Incl. VAT: £70.04

    Concours Général Agricole Paris 2012 - Silver Medal

    Concours des Grandes Eaux de Vie d'Armagnac 2012 - Gold Medal

    There are some interesting tones of straw and herbs with lime leaves and pineapple aromas which also appear on the palate. Good armagnac in the traditional basquaise bottle.

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  8. Clos des Saveurs 1988 Bas Armagnac

    Clos des Saveurs 1988 Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £58.48 Incl. VAT: £70.18

    This well known independent cellar master located in Arblade le Haut, Gers has found some really fine armagnacs that are, for their age, extremely well matured and developed. Learn More
  9. Clos des Saveurs 1987 Bas Armagnac

    Clos des Saveurs 1987 Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £59.91 Incl. VAT: £71.89

    This deep gold to tan coloured armagnac has a wonderful toffee and mandarin peel, complex and attractive flavour. Learn More
  10. Delord Vintage 1994 Bas Armagnac

    Delord Vintage 1994 Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £61.12 Incl. VAT: £73.34

    Distilled over 20 years ago this is one of the youngest vintage armagnacs that we stock. Powerful flavours with notes of vanilla and toast are finished off with cooked apple aromas.

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  11. Clos des Saveurs 1987 Bas Armagnac (Exception Bottle)

    Clos des Saveurs 1987 Bas Armagnac (Exception Bottle)

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    Excl. VAT: £61.51 Incl. VAT: £73.81

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    Eric Artiguelongue who owns Clos des Saveurs, has put his name to this range of armagnacs. He takes pride in producing the very best armagnacs possible. The 1987 is complex with attractive flavours.

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  12. Clos des Saveurs 1986 Bas Armagnac

    Clos des Saveurs 1986 Bas Armagnac

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    Excl. VAT: £61.73 Incl. VAT: £74.08

    This is one of the younger vintage armagnacs we supply from this cellar but such is the quality we feel compelled to include it Learn More

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