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.
Gelas Single Cask Bas-Armagnac 12YOGelas Single Cask Bas-Armagnac 12YO
Gelas Single Cask Bas-Armagnac 12YO. It is not usual to present a strong Armagnac with 54% vol. but I have decided to follow an authentic approach of great Armagnac according to the balance of all flavours. Since 1896 Emilio Lustau has been proud to offer a wide range of the best quality Sherries. The range comprises more than forty wines originating from the three towns which make up the Sherry Triangle: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
-Appearance : Intense topaz amber with gold highlights, bright and limpid.
-Nose : Elegant with a multtude of spices, notes of pepper and nuts.
-Mouth : the attack is clean, the tannins very rich with beeswax notes and tobacco. The finish is very rich on the palate on coffee and cocoa.
Loujan Bas Armagnac 1979Loujan Bas Armagnac 1979
Loujan Bas Armagnac 1979. Armagnac is France’s oldest and finest brandy. Even to this day Armagnac remains a craft industry with small, artisanal producers using historic production methods and little or no advertising or international marketing. All Armagnac is produced in the Gascony region to the southeast of Bordeaux.
Loujan lies within the historical confines of the “Grand Bas Armagnac”. The temperate oceanic climate delivers mild winters, rainy springs, hot summers and a sunny autumn. The retreating ocean, has left behind an acidic, light and rich alluvial ‘tawny sand’. The Landes Forest is located close to the Bas-Armagnac vineyards, creating a natural barrier, thus, helping dramatically to regulate the temperature and rainfall. These climatic conditions and soil are a perfect match for producing fine brandy.
Loujan is traditionally distilled in a single continuous still known as , an Alambic Armagnacais. This process of heating the wine until it produces steam, capturing the rich, full bodied aromas in a pure and un altered fashion, then converting the steam to the final ‘Eau de vie”, is exactly what sets Armagnac apart from other fine brandies.
Armagnac is typified by its rich, full bodied characteristics, showing strong primary fruit. It is dominated by dried fruit flavours, with hints of vanilla, leather, almonds and hickory. Aromatics consist of undiluted smokey and earthy overtones.
All of the Lougan Bas Armagnac brandies have been blended together by the great Marc Darroze, of Francis Darroze.