Another gem from the cellars at Ch de Maniban, the 1968 is distilled lower than most in the range and is probably the nicest of the three from this particular distiller.
|Aroma||A little herbal with some bay, nutmeg and prune|
|Ageing||All Castarede armagnacs are well aged in oak casks to provide the maximum tannins. The cellars are next to the Baise ensuring that they are always damp and providing the best conditions for these fine armagnacs.|
|Distillation||Single distillation at around 58 – 60 degrees providing more complex aromas and taste|
|Flavour||Richer than some of Florence Castarede's armagnacs. This is much more nutty and has some toffee and roasted walnut flavours.|
|Grape Variety||Mainly Colombard, some Folle Blanche and sometimes some Ugni Blanc|
|Reduction and Strength||40% abv. Small reduction occurs with distilled water only.|
|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|