Chateau du Tariquet Blanche ArmagnacChateau du Tariquet Blanche Armagnac
Chateau du Tariquet Blanche Armagnac. An intense, flattering bouquet of green plum, quince and fresh almonds. Aeration reveals a delicacy that gives way to intense esters, with very little aggressiveness and a somewhat feminine suggestion of ripe fruit that is almost overripe. A well-rounded fruity density at entry is underlined by the brandy’s softness and elegance. A Folle Blanche full of fruit and the lightness of youth, best enjoyed chilled.
Chateau du Tariquet Folle Blanche Bas-Armagnac VSChateau du Tariquet Folle Blanche Bas-Armagnac VS
Chateau du Tariquet Folle Blanche Bas-Armagnac VS.
The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for at least 3 years.
Serving suggestion :
Folle Blanche classique
A beautiful shade of old rum. A fine, elegant, subtle bouquet with no austerity. The oak reveals a hint of vanilla, enhanced by traces of cinnamon and dried fruit. The esters produce cocoa and vanilla aromas. A strong, well-balanced palate releases flavours of spices and currants. The finish has spicy undertones, with marked vanilla, prunes and dried fruit.
Le Tariquet has been the cradle of an entire family since 1912. First of all, the home of Hélène and Pierre Grassa, who began the tradition with their love of fine Armagnac. Then, the home of their children Maïté and Yves, both fervent winemakers, who have now been joined by Yves’ sons, Armin and Rémy, the third generation of winegrowers in the family. Together they manage the Tariquet estate, which has always remained an independent and, now more than ever, family-owned company. They run the property with an eye on the future and have built a business that is well placed to meet market demand. With close to 900 hectares of land, they produce Tariquet white wines and Bas-Armagnac brandies that have won international acclaim. Tariquet were the first winemakers in France to apply the rules of modern winemaking ( No oxidation, temperatures, special yeast…) being taught in France universities of oenology, just before and after the 2nd world war. Most students, sons of vignerons learned but never really applied it, since back home the fathers would insist, with a slap, in continuing with the centuries old methods. Tariquet opened the ways, at first despised by most, then grudgingly admired for their, fresh clean fruity wines. Years later the new world would follow with their successful New World Wines.With such vision Tariquet would also be excellent at Armagnacs, concentrating with foresight on the vine varietal Folle Blanche, which before the Phylloxera crisis, represented 90% of cognac and Armagnac production and was famous for fast ageing, preserving freshness of floral and fruity aromas. But post phylloxera Folle Blanche was difficult rotting by 25% to 50%. Tariquet must be admired to have persisted to be today the main exponent of brilliant Folle Blanche Armagnacs.
Darroze Bas-Armagnac Les Grand Assemblages 20YODarroze Bas-Armagnac Les Grand Assemblages 20YO
Darroze Bas-Armagnac Les Grand Assemblages 20YO. This Armagnac is full of life and offers a beautiful character. Already, alcohol softens the tannins are refined, the flavors shape . It is certainly the best age for Armagnacs lovers who appreciate the fiery spirit.
Delord Bas Armagnac Recolte 1985Delord Bas Armagnac Recolte 1985
Delord Bas Armagnac Recolte 1985. Produced from Colombard, Ugni Blanc & Bacco grapes.
Copper with gold hue. Opening sniffs offer sweet leather, roast almonds, hazelnut, toffee apple and an array of spices including cinnamon, clove and vanilla. The robust, spicy palate yields baked apple and raisin flavours followed by a wave of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Warming spirit tingle, almost prickly. Drying aftertaste of orange zest, vanilla, nutmeg and old leather. If extraordinary length is one indicator of an extraordinary Armagnac, this is a solid example, but not one of the greats. 40% Alc./Vol
Aspect: Topaz color, orange reflections shiny clear.
Nose: Quince, prunes, raisins aromas. Oakwood
Palate: Nutmeg, ginger, cocoa, grilled wood.
Delord Bas Armagnac VSOPDelord Bas Armagnac VSOP
Delord Bas Armagnac VSOP. Prosper Delord was a travelling distiller who upon discovering Armagnac fell in love with the spirit and decided to start Maison Delord in 1893. Today Jerome and Sylvain Delord, Propers great grandchildren continue the tradition with the same passion, knowledge and love that has been handed down through the generations. This Armagnac is aged for a minimum of 5 years. Round and full flavoured with aromas and flavours of vanilla and a touch of wood.
Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot Cognac XO 350MLDomaine Chateau de Fontpinot Cognac XO 350ML
Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot Cognac XO 350ML
Cognac has a beautiful golden autumn color
Cognac differs rounded, full-bodied taste with a unique long aftertaste that fascinates vanilla tones.
Cognac has a complex but subtle aroma with hints of hawthorn, wild flowers and candied fruits (apricots, oranges). The aroma perceptible notes of port wine, which are inherent in the old brandy and only disclosed after 20 years of aging.
Chateau de Fontpinot XO – is a great pattern for a digestif, which is good to drink at the end of the meal. Cognac also combines perfectly with a cigar and coffee. This drink is recommended to serve by the glass tulip-shaped or sniffer – from the English sniff «sniff”, it is this form helps to reveal the full bouquet. A temperature at which this noble brandy makes reachable subtlest facets should taste slightly exceed 20 ° C.
Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot XO – is an amazing cognac, which got its name from the family residence of the family Frapen – Chateau de Fonpino, located near the town of Segonzac. Frapin vineyards are located in the historical lands around the castle Chateau Fontpinot and are classified as Premiers Grands Crus Subregion Grande Champagne. The local climate and soil characteristics give subtle, refined and pure ethyl alcohol with a rich bouquet, acquiring more luxury with age. The farm Frapin used exclusively organic methods of growing grapes. Selected grapes pressed with five pneumatic presses – gently and quickly fermented grape juice, resulting in a young dry wine 7-9%. To save a little fruity wine is unfiltered.
Frapin distillery has four Charentais alambika red copper kettle volume – 2500 liters. Distilled wine on the lees, which gives cognac complexity, richness and a long aftertaste. Cognac Chateau de Fonpino CW enriched alcohols from old stocks Frapen family. Part Frapin brandies aged in the cellars of the standard, as part of a unique attic lofts, where the proportion is much higher evaporation, and the resulting brandy more intense and fragrant. Briefly cognac is aged in Limousin oak barrels, which gives the drink a special character.
Chateau de Fonpino XO in a box – an elegant gift, it will help to express my appreciation and give a sign of attention, its luxurious style to suit every taste!
Drouet Reserve de Jean 1er Cru de CognacDrouet Reserve de Jean 1er Cru de Cognac
Drouet Reserve de Jean 1er Cru de Cognac is pure Grande Champagne, Napoleon aged cognac that was created in tribute to the founder of the house.
Color : well developed mahogany.
Aroma : delicate, woody and spicy notes: oak, pepper, nutmeg.
Taste : full-bodied, long on the palate, unforgettable flavour of gingerbread.
A well finished vintage, bouquet typical of Grande Champagne – keep this for the very end of the evening.
Gold Medal – Concours des Vignerons Independant 2012
Selection Guide Gilbert & Gaillard – 2010, scored 91/100
Drouet VS 1er Cru de CognacDrouet VS 1er Cru de Cognac
Drouet VS 1er Cru de Cognac.
Color : straw yellow
Aroma : fruity and flowery fragrances, reminiscent of the vine flower.
Taste : lively, well-balanced.
In local Charente style
In cocktails, or with tonic water and ice in local Charente style.
Please note :
• Silver Medal – French Independent Winegrowers Contest – 2015
• 5/5 stars “Exceptional“ – Difford’s Guide – GB 2014
Francois Voyer VS CognacFrancois Voyer VS Cognac
Francois Voyer VS Cognac. 100% Grande Champagne. Distilled with the lees, it ages in new Limousin Oak casks with a medium interior toast for 1 year. The ageing process continues in old barrels or hogsheads in a damp cellar. A progressive reduction is made, with distilled water (max 5% of diminution every 3 months). A blend of of least 2 1/2 year old Cognac.