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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. Darbeau Vintage 1967 Bas Armagnac

    The small inperfections in distillation and ageing make this one of the more interesting armagnacs for dedicated armagnac drinkers.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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    Excl. VAT: £206.06 Incl. VAT: £247.27

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    The small inperfections in distillation and ageing make this one of the more interesting armagnacs for dedicated armagnac drinkers.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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  2. Darbeau Vintage 1962 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    This has greater depth than the younger armagnacs from Darbeau with good balance showing a maturity and balance beyond its years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha, nuts and pineapple.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful Victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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    Excl. VAT: £346.36 Incl. VAT: £415.63

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    This has greater depth than the younger armagnacs from Darbeau with good balance showing a maturity and balance beyond its years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha, nuts and pineapple.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful Victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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  3. Darbeau Vintage 1956 Bas Armagnac

    Intensly fruity and rich prune and roasted walnut flavours with lots of roundness, all mixed in with huge quantities of quality.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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    Excl. VAT: £595.25 Incl. VAT: £714.30

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    Intensly fruity and rich prune and roasted walnut flavours with lots of roundness, all mixed in with huge quantities of quality.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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  4. Darbeau Vintage 1951 Bas Armagnac

    Full of flavour and very smooth for an armagnac. This is a classic armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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    Excl. VAT: £725.33 Incl. VAT: £870.40

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    Full of flavour and very smooth for an armagnac. This is a classic armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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  5. Darbeau Vintage 1943 Bas Armagnac

    War time armagnac, with little left, but for all that it is one of the nice ones from the firm and representing really excellent value for one this old.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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    Excl. VAT: £980.43 Incl. VAT: £1,176.52

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    War time armagnac, with little left, but for all that it is one of the nice ones from the firm and representing really excellent value for one this old.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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  6. Darbeau Vintage 1939 Bas Armagnac

    The oldest we stock from this small house but certainly one of the finest with lots of complex nut and plum flavours so traditional from Bas armagnacs.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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    Excl. VAT: £995.56 Incl. VAT: £1,194.67

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    The oldest we stock from this small house but certainly one of the finest with lots of complex nut and plum flavours so traditional from Bas armagnacs.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A rich plum with mocha nuts and pineapple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Great depth and character to this well aged armagnac. Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and mocha exists in the middle.
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