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40th Birthday Gifts

They say that life begins at 40 so it is the perfect time to celebrate with a bottle of the very best brandy. A special milestone for so many people, who are ready to live life to the full, the 40th birthday gift can also look to the future. Our brandy gifts can last for years so whatever you choose, be it a cognac gift or an armagnac gift, the birthday memory will go on and on. Our luxury, vintage cognacs and armagnacs come from single estate distillers, where they were meticulously aged, so we know exactly when they were harvested and distilled. This precise history provides the perfect backdrop for a unique, special 40th birthday present. How exciting for that special person to receive exceptionally good cognac or armagnac made in their own year of birth? So many great memories were created 40 years ago in 1979. Michael Jackson released his breakthrough album 'Off the Wall' and Gloria Gaynor was singing 'I Will Survive'. The general knowledge quiz game, Trivial Pursuits was launched, as was the Sony Walkman, heady days indeed! It has been an eventful 40 years across the world but the milestone is certainly worth a celebration. All the brandies we have listed below were distilled 40 years ago making them very fitting gifts for those born in 1979 and celebrating their 40th Birthday this year along with Pink, Kate Hudson, James McAvoy and the aptly named singer, Brandy!

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  1. Clos des Saveurs 1979 Bas Armagnac

    Armagnacs are aged in oak casks to develop their flavours. This vintage was harvested in 1979 and aged for almost 40 years in wood before being bottled.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Prune and woody vanilla
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Lightly caramelized with cocoa and notes of toasted nuts
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    Excl. VAT: £77.99 Incl. VAT: £93.59

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    Armagnacs are aged in oak casks to develop their flavours. This vintage was harvested in 1979 and aged for almost 40 years in wood before being bottled.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Prune and woody vanilla
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Lightly caramelized with cocoa and notes of toasted nuts
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  2. Delord Vintage 1979 Bas Armagnac

    Armagnacs from a single year are often the result of several distillations and can be enchanting, this is certainly one of them. The flavours here are all plummy and pruney, rich and voluptuous.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Wood, pine, coffee, nut and rancio.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Full, balanced flavours of liquorice and coffee and a long finish.
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    Excl. VAT: £86.46 Incl. VAT: £103.75

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    Armagnacs from a single year are often the result of several distillations and can be enchanting, this is certainly one of them. The flavours here are all plummy and pruney, rich and voluptuous.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Wood, pine, coffee, nut and rancio.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Full, balanced flavours of liquorice and coffee and a long finish.
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  3. Castarède Vintage 1979 Bas Armagnac

    The Castarède family has managed this Armagnac house for 6 generations. This 1979 vintage is a well balanced armagnac, typical of the Castarède house style.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Delicate perfumed aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Long and rich on the palate with flavours of peach, prune and vanilla
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    Excl. VAT: £90.32 Incl. VAT: £108.38

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    The Castarède family has managed this Armagnac house for 6 generations. This 1979 vintage is a well balanced armagnac, typical of the Castarède house style.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Delicate perfumed aromas.
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Long and rich on the palate with flavours of peach, prune and vanilla
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  4. Cognac Hermitage 1979 Chez Richon Grande Champagne

    A delicate but complex cognac with many exceedingly fine qualities. It has a nose of mangosteen and mown grass, whilst on the palate the grapefruit develops into marmalade and toast with thyme and brioche.The finish of dry grapefruit is long and appealing consistent with the best cognacs from this cru.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Pineapple syrup and roasted walnuts, a little pepper with oak and spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: There are many quite powerful flavours with a pineapple, walnut, spice, banana and medlar fruits complexity on the palate. Its intense flavour is unusually enhanced by its slightly higher than normal strength. Good balance and very long on the palate. This is at an ideal strength for the cognac.
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    Excl. VAT: £176.48 Incl. VAT: £211.78

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    A delicate but complex cognac with many exceedingly fine qualities. It has a nose of mangosteen and mown grass, whilst on the palate the grapefruit develops into marmalade and toast with thyme and brioche.The finish of dry grapefruit is long and appealing consistent with the best cognacs from this cru.

    Aroma:
    Aroma: Pineapple syrup and roasted walnuts, a little pepper with oak and spices
    Flavour:
    Flavour: There are many quite powerful flavours with a pineapple, walnut, spice, banana and medlar fruits complexity on the palate. Its intense flavour is unusually enhanced by its slightly higher than normal strength. Good balance and very long on the palate. This is at an ideal strength for the cognac.
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  5. Calvados Drouin Marquis de Saint-Loup Vintage 1979
    The taste of cider apples is prominent in this calvados. It has a drier flavour than other calvados from the Pays d’Auge where pear drop aromas are not so prominent
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Complex aromas of wood and spices on top of the apple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Lively, complex and full-bodied with flavours of apple and oak.
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    Excl. VAT: £206.42 Incl. VAT: £247.70

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    The taste of cider apples is prominent in this calvados. It has a drier flavour than other calvados from the Pays d’Auge where pear drop aromas are not so prominent
    Aroma:
    Aroma: Complex aromas of wood and spices on top of the apple
    Flavour:
    Flavour: Lively, complex and full-bodied with flavours of apple and oak.
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We aim to offer the very best range of brandy gifts to choose from for a 40th birthday present. The vintages share the same year of birth as the recipient so what a perfect way to ensure that yours stands out from the crowd. We sell only the best cognacs and armagnacs so you can feel confident that the birthday girl or boy will be receiving something unique and of the highest quality.