Nismes Delclou is the original label of Castarede, the oldest Armagnac House in existence, and was used for Berry Bros & Rudd in London. Today, Castarede is still in family hands and continues the tradition of producing wonderfully rich armagnacs, which are among the finest in the region. This 1957 vintage was matured in oak casks for over 40 years before being bottled in 1996.
|Aroma||Floral and sweet spices|
|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||Well balanced, intense and with a long finish.|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc and Baco|
|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.|