Castarède owns one of the most important collections of armagnac vintages, their oldest one dates from 1888. The 1997 is one of their more recent vintages.
|Aroma||Rich fruit nose of fresh plum and lime tree.|
|Ageing||All Castarede armagnacs are well aged in oak casks. The cellars are next to the Baise river ensuring that they are always damp.|
|Distillation||Single distillation at around 58 – 60 degrees. This provides more complex aromas and taste|
|Flavour||Firm mouth with gingerbread flavours and a long finish of dried fruit with walnut notes.|
|Grape Variety||Mainly Colombard.|
|Reduction and Strength||Limited reduction with distilled water|
|Viticulture||The climate is soft and humid with sunny autumns and the soil is made of siliceous clay which is poor in lime, giving Bas Armagnacs a lightness and fragrance with subtle tastes|