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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. Delord Vintage 1914 Bas Armagnac

    This is probably the finest Delord armagnac we have tasted, sadly there is very little available and it has become very rare but it is a masterpiece from this noble house.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. One of the greats from this firm of highly individual armagnac producers.
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    Excl. VAT: £2,446.22 Incl. VAT: £2,935.46

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    This is probably the finest Delord armagnac we have tasted, sadly there is very little available and it has become very rare but it is a masterpiece from this noble house.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. One of the greats from this firm of highly individual armagnac producers.
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  2. Delord Vintage 1931 Bas Armagnac

    These early vintages are so fine with delightful richness and balance. They exude delightful prune and walnut flavours, this one displaying a maturity of great distinction.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £2,296.18 Incl. VAT: £2,755.42

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    These early vintages are so fine with delightful richness and balance. They exude delightful prune and walnut flavours, this one displaying a maturity of great distinction.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  3. Delord Vintage 1935 Bas Armagnac

    There are many good armagnacs from between the two great wars when manufacture was much harder than today. This is a fine example of the distillers skills.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £2,069.10 Incl. VAT: £2,482.92

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    There are many good armagnacs from between the two great wars when manufacture was much harder than today. This is a fine example of the distillers skills.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  4. Delord Vintage 1918 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    One of the oldest and rare vintages available from this specialist supplier of vintage Bas Armagnacs.

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    Excl. VAT: £1,967.10 Incl. VAT: £2,360.52

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    One of the oldest and rare vintages available from this specialist supplier of vintage Bas Armagnacs.

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  5. Delord Vintage 1928 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining

    Great armagnac, great flavour and exceedingly rare. Like all the armagnacs from Delord this has great style and exhibits lots of fruit flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,495.58 Incl. VAT: £1,794.70

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    Great armagnac, great flavour and exceedingly rare. Like all the armagnacs from Delord this has great style and exhibits lots of fruit flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  6. Delord Vintage 1929 Bas Armagnac
    Only one bottle remaining
    Very little available and like many from this old house, a prized treasure. Each of these old vintages has slightly different flavours, perhaps a result of the little imperfections during distillations that make them so interesting.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,470.50 Incl. VAT: £1,764.60

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    Very little available and like many from this old house, a prized treasure. Each of these old vintages has slightly different flavours, perhaps a result of the little imperfections during distillations that make them so interesting.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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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. Delord Vintage 1930 Bas Armagnac

    Aged in oak barrels for many years and now in glass demijohns, very little of this vintage is left but a real gem from a past era with lots of pruney fruit and walnut flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,395.65 Incl. VAT: £1,674.78

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    Aged in oak barrels for many years and now in glass demijohns, very little of this vintage is left but a real gem from a past era with lots of pruney fruit and walnut flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  9. Delord Vintage 1932 Bas Armagnac

    Intensely rich and balanced. This is one of the rarer armagnacs from Delord and still with the magical pruney flavours found in these old Bas armagnacs.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,385.98 Incl. VAT: £1,663.18

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    Intensely rich and balanced. This is one of the rarer armagnacs from Delord and still with the magical pruney flavours found in these old Bas armagnacs.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  10. Delord Vintage 1933 Bas Armagnac

    Hugely valuable and rare armagnac with excellent balance and depth of flavour. This is a particularly fine example of this very classy armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,371.16 Incl. VAT: £1,645.39

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    Hugely valuable and rare armagnac with excellent balance and depth of flavour. This is a particularly fine example of this very classy armagnac.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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  11. 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.

    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: £1,370.43 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.

    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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  12. Delord Vintage 1934 Bas Armagnac

    Prunes and plums and vanilla all combine to make this an excellent armagnac with such a classy and distinctive flavour and style.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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    Excl. VAT: £1,318.03 Incl. VAT: £1,581.64

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    Prunes and plums and vanilla all combine to make this an excellent armagnac with such a classy and distinctive flavour and style.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnuts with an intense rancio aroma, a form of maderisation or enrichening created by the barrel tannins in the oak. There are hints of cedar and spices.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Pruney with some delicious roasted walnut tones. They have a deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs. These older vintages are some of the finest still available.
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