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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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    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. Castarède Vintage 1969 Bas Armagnac

    Unusually this is distilled at a lower range than most in the Castarede range and has a fine prune flavour. The style is unmistakenly Bas with its rich fruity flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A distinguished nose which gives some nice notes of crystallised fruits and rancio. A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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    Unusually this is distilled at a lower range than most in the Castarede range and has a fine prune flavour. The style is unmistakenly Bas with its rich fruity flavours.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A distinguished nose which gives some nice notes of crystallised fruits and rancio. A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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  3. Castarède Vintage 1968 Bas Armagnac

    Another gem from the cellars at Chateau de Maniban, the 1968 is distilled lower than most in the range and is probably one of the nicest from this particular distiller.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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    Excl. VAT: £214.95 Incl. VAT: £257.94

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    Another gem from the cellars at Chateau de Maniban, the 1968 is distilled lower than most in the range and is probably one of the nicest from this particular distiller.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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  4. Castarède Vintage 1967 Bas Armagnac

    There are a number of gems in the Castarede range. The 1967 is a classic, with a darker and richer taste of prunes and roasted walnuts, it was hidden away in a dark cellar for many years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Charming nose with leather notes which reflect its old age, and some touches of vanilla.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Smooth in the mouth it is round but spicy, with with very harmonious tanins and wood flavours. Well balanced with no acidity, this armagnac is voluptuous with an exceptional structure.
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    There are a number of gems in the Castarede range. The 1967 is a classic, with a darker and richer taste of prunes and roasted walnuts, it was hidden away in a dark cellar for many years.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Charming nose with leather notes which reflect its old age, and some touches of vanilla.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Smooth in the mouth it is round but spicy, with with very harmonious tanins and wood flavours. Well balanced with no acidity, this armagnac is voluptuous with an exceptional structure.
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  5. Delord Vintage 1968 Bas Armagnac

    The Armagnac Delord story started in 1893 when Prosper Delord, travelling distiller and cellar master, took his alambic still from farm to farm, transforming white wine into Armagnac.

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    The Armagnac Delord story started in 1893 when Prosper Delord, travelling distiller and cellar master, took his alambic still from farm to farm, transforming white wine into Armagnac.

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  6. Delord Vintage 1967 Bas Armagnac

    A light amber nectar with delightful orangey tints, this armagnac is classic in appearance. Made in the heart of the Bas Armagnac region, it has flavours of vanilla, almond and pepper and is very well balanced.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Bouquet of vanilla from the West Indies.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Vanilla, almond, creamy desserts and pepper.
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    A light amber nectar with delightful orangey tints, this armagnac is classic in appearance. Made in the heart of the Bas Armagnac region, it has flavours of vanilla, almond and pepper and is very well balanced.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Bouquet of vanilla from the West Indies.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Vanilla, almond, creamy desserts and pepper.
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  7. Delord Vintage 1966 Bas Armagnac
    Another classic, rich armagnac produced by this well known family firm who have a large range of very high quality vintages.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut with some oak.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some nutty tones.
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    Another classic, rich armagnac produced by this well known family firm who have a large range of very high quality vintages.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut with some oak.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some nutty tones.
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  8. Delord Vintage 1965 Bas Armagnac

    At more than 40 years of ageing, Delord armagnac's have reached a greater maturity and can often develop a rancio or enrichening of the spirit.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some delicious almond nutty tones. A deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs.
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    At more than 40 years of ageing, Delord armagnac's have reached a greater maturity and can often develop a rancio or enrichening of the spirit.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some delicious almond nutty tones. A deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs.
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  9. Castarède Vintage 1965 Bas Armagnac

    Florence Castarede does not distil her own armagnacs and her style is probably best found in this vintage. Crystalised fruits, almonds and pecan nuts all combine to provide a style that Castarede has characterised in most of its vintages. Distillation of these armagnacs is at around 60 degrees which accounts for the drier fruit flavours and use of the Baco and Folle Blanche grapes.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Prune is the aroma that you first notice but there is also some bay, nutmeg and candied fruit.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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    Florence Castarede does not distil her own armagnacs and her style is probably best found in this vintage. Crystalised fruits, almonds and pecan nuts all combine to provide a style that Castarede has characterised in most of its vintages. Distillation of these armagnacs is at around 60 degrees which accounts for the drier fruit flavours and use of the Baco and Folle Blanche grapes.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Prune is the aroma that you first notice but there is also some bay, nutmeg and candied fruit.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.
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  10. Delord Vintage 1964 Bas Armagnac
    A very rich Armagnac, deep gold in colour and an aroma of prune and walnuts with some oak.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas. Very rich style
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some delicious almond nutty tones. A deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs.
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    A very rich Armagnac, deep gold in colour and an aroma of prune and walnuts with some oak.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas. Very rich style
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some delicious almond nutty tones. A deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs.
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  11. Delord Vintage 1969 Bas Armagnac
    At more than 40 years of ageing, Delord armagnac's have reached a greater maturity and can often develop a rancio or enrichening of the spirit.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some delicious almond nutty tones. A deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs.
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    At more than 40 years of ageing, Delord armagnac's have reached a greater maturity and can often develop a rancio or enrichening of the spirit.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Deep prune and walnut complexity with some oak and nutty aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Plums and prunes with some delicious almond nutty tones. A deep richness which is highly regarded by connoisseurs.
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  12. Montal Vintage Armagnac 1963
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    After more than 45 years of ageing Montal armagnacs start to develop greater individuality. Plum flavours are richer and there is more sweet prune qualities than in their younger armagnacs. All of the Montal armagnacs have great refinement and balance which seems to improve even more with age.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: A wonderful predominace of ripe victoria plums and nutty aromas, which is consistent throughout their range of vintages and which gets richer as they age.
    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 coffee flavours also show at the end. Superb balance and depth of flavour.
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    After more than 45 years of ageing Montal armagnacs start to develop greater individuality. Plum flavours are richer and there is more sweet prune qualities than in their younger armagnacs. All of the Montal armagnacs have great refinement and balance which seems to improve even more with age.
    Aroma:
    Aroma: A wonderful predominace of ripe victoria plums and nutty aromas, which is consistent throughout their range of vintages and which gets richer as they age.
    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 coffee flavours also show at the end. Superb balance and depth of flavour.
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