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Armagnac

Armagnac is often referred to as the oldest and youngest brandy in France.  The oldest because it was first distilled in the middle of the 15th century in adapted perfume stills, probably brought over by the Moors. It is regarded as the youngest because the Armagnaçais are still arguing over how to distil it. The Armagnac region has always been a very special example of that exclusive concept, la France profonde.  It is located well away from the madding crowds, motorways and the industrial eyesores of modern France, about a hundred miles south of Bordeaux.  The gentle, fair and fertile countryside is a land of near perfect rural paradise and home to rich food such as foie gras and truffles. Countless small firms distil their wine here by using a single or continuous distillation method. The distillation range is between 52 – 72 % abv which allows a greater fruitiness in the spirit, although usually at the expense of smoothness and refinement of the brandy. The grapes used are similar to those grown for making cognac.  Armagnac is also aged in oak barrels for many years, until perfected, and then removed from the wood and kept in glass bonbonnes. Some very rare, old armagnacs may date from the 19th century.  Others still share the exclusivity with the fruitiness and rich, pruney flavours created in this land of rural bliss, known today as Gascony.

The armagnac vineyard area (around twelve thousand hectares) is only about a fifth of the size of its big brother cognac, to the north.  However, the individual skills of the many small producers have created a wealth of individual, aged armagnacs.   The range of vintages available from the twentieth and twenty first centuries is immense but the stock of each is rapidly dwindling as demand outstrips supply.  Here at Brandyclassics we stock a range beyond the reach of many collectors and connoisseurs and we specialise in those from the top cru, Bas Armagnac.

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  1. Clos des Saveurs 1955 Armagnac

    The Clos des Saveurs house offers a range of vintage armagnacs with authentic aromas and flavours. This 1955 has an intensely fruity nose and flavours of vanilla and dried spices.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: An intensely fruity nose with aromas of plum and quince.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: On the palate it has soft and generous flavours of woody vanilla followed by a dried spice finish.
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    Excl. VAT: £859.99 Incl. VAT: £1,031.99

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    The Clos des Saveurs house offers a range of vintage armagnacs with authentic aromas and flavours. This 1955 has an intensely fruity nose and flavours of vanilla and dried spices.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: An intensely fruity nose with aromas of plum and quince.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: On the palate it has soft and generous flavours of woody vanilla followed by a dried spice finish.
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  2. Clos des Saveurs 1945 Armagnac

    This brand only supplies armagnac produced by growers. Powerful and complex on the nose, the 1945 is full of flavour and very rounded.  

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Lime leaves, muscat grapes and raw pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Dried sultanas, toasted almonds and cloves
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    Excl. VAT: £949.00 Incl. VAT: £1,138.80

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    This brand only supplies armagnac produced by growers. Powerful and complex on the nose, the 1945 is full of flavour and very rounded.  

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Lime leaves, muscat grapes and raw pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Dried sultanas, toasted almonds and cloves
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  3. Clos des Saveurs 1956 Armagnac

    Eric Artiguelongue selects only the very finest vintages to sell under his brand. Aromas of toasted coffee and dried flowers give way to flavours of white fruits with notes of sweet spices.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Toasted coffee and dried flowers
    Flavour:
    Flavour: White fruits with notes of sweet spices.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,088.33 Incl. VAT: £1,306.00

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    Eric Artiguelongue selects only the very finest vintages to sell under his brand. Aromas of toasted coffee and dried flowers give way to flavours of white fruits with notes of sweet spices.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Toasted coffee and dried flowers
    Flavour:
    Flavour: White fruits with notes of sweet spices.
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  4. Clos des Saveurs 1937 Armagnac

    This is one of a number of early vintage armagnacs from this hugely experienced cellarmaster.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Dried prune and liquorice aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: In addition to crystalised fruits there are flavours of clove and dried figs.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,133.46 Incl. VAT: £1,360.15

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    This is one of a number of early vintage armagnacs from this hugely experienced cellarmaster.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Dried prune and liquorice aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: In addition to crystalised fruits there are flavours of clove and dried figs.
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  5. Clos des Saveurs 1953 Bas Armagnac
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    Distilled by the traditional method over 65 years ago, this exceptional 1953 vintage armagnac has a rich rancio and flavours of dried fruits and spices.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Powerful nose of dried fruit, almonds, butter and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Rich rancio with flavours of dried fruits and spices in the tail.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,230.12 Incl. VAT: £1,476.14

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    Distilled by the traditional method over 65 years ago, this exceptional 1953 vintage armagnac has a rich rancio and flavours of dried fruits and spices.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Powerful nose of dried fruit, almonds, butter and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Rich rancio with flavours of dried fruits and spices in the tail.
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  6. Clos des Saveurs 1947 Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    Carefully sourced by the very experienced Cellar Master, Eric Artiguelongue, this soft, rounded armagnac has all the hallmarks of a classic vintage.

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    Excl. VAT: £1,370.43 Incl. VAT: £1,644.52

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    Carefully sourced by the very experienced Cellar Master, Eric Artiguelongue, this soft, rounded armagnac has all the hallmarks of a classic vintage.

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  7. Clos des Saveurs 1947 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    One of the finest post-war Bas Armagnac vintages still in existence.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Woody aromas with vanilla and notes of spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Smooth and long in the mouth with notes of toast in the tail.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,442.56 Incl. VAT: £1,731.07

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    One of the finest post-war Bas Armagnac vintages still in existence.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Woody aromas with vanilla and notes of spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Smooth and long in the mouth with notes of toast in the tail.
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  8. Clos des Saveurs 1950 Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    Very much an artisanal product, this unique vintage armagnac was distilled in the mid-twentieth century. Long ageing in oak barrels has produced an elegant flavour with complex aromas.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Complex with notes of vanilla and ginger
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Very elegant with flavours of liquorice and saffron.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,500.88 Incl. VAT: £1,801.06

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    Very much an artisanal product, this unique vintage armagnac was distilled in the mid-twentieth century. Long ageing in oak barrels has produced an elegant flavour with complex aromas.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Complex with notes of vanilla and ginger
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Very elegant with flavours of liquorice and saffron.
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