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Armagnac

Armagnac is one of France’s oldest spirits, in fact it was in production over 150 years before Cognac and whilst Cognac’s popularity rather over-shadows its Gascon cousin, Armagnac is one of the world’s most stunning drinks - it’s an elegant, if slightly rustic, eau-de-vie. The Armagnac region lies in the Pays de Gascogne in the southwest of France. The area possesses a rich culture and the landscape is beautiful and widely cultivated for farming. The most popular grape varietals used in the production of Armagnac include Ugni Blanc, Bacco, Folle Blanche and Colombard and the region is divided into three appellations; Bas, Haut and Ténarèze.

Armagnac is singly distilled in an Alembic pot still and this makes for an initially rough spirit which, with age, becomes earthy, robust and full-bodied.

The vast majority of Armagnac produces are farmers who distil a little spirit every year to provide extra income and an enjoyable libation for themselves, but their product is seldom sold outside the reaches of their local towns and villages. There are only a few world-famous Armagnac distillers and Château du Tariquet is perhaps the best known.

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This is the Château De Briat La Cuvée Du Baron, made using well-aged eaux-de-vie from the Bas Armagnac region, which has been expertly blended to create quite the attractive tipple. Plenty of fruit...  More info
£73.08
A Hors D'Age Bas Armagnac from the Chateau De Briat, a long-standing house of Armagnac. Well aged and flavoursome, this Armagnac is rich and subtly sweet with bold notes of dried fruit.  More info
£81.15
A well-aged expression of single estate Bas Armagnac from Chateau de Laubade, which is made from eaux-de-vie which has matured for over 30 years. These have rested in traditional 400-litre oak casks...  More info
£242.89
The Hors D'Âge Bas Armagnac from Chateau de Laubade has been influenced rather heavily by the Baco grapes in the blend, along with the Ugni Blanc, Colombard and the Folle Blanche varieties. The result...  More info
£63.18
The VSOP expression of Bas Armagnac from Chateau de Laubade, who age their eaux-de-vie exclusively in Gascony oak casks. The Lesgourgues family have been running Chateau de Laubade, since it was built...  More info
£36.95
The VSOP expressions from Comte De Lauvia, made with a selection of eaux-de-vie to create a rich, aromatic spirit which retains the strong, charming rustic character.  More info
£34.07
21 year old Armagnac from Comte De Lauvia, who are based in the Bas region and use both Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes for their expressions. With tempting aromas effortlessly wafting up from the...  More info
£67.73
Chateau de Lassalle's Hors d'Âge Bas Armagnac is a blend which has been aged for 12 years at the family estate in the Gers department before bottling. The nose is delicate with hints of citrus...  More info
£64.65
A pointy bottle of Kressmann VSOP Armagnac, bottled in the 1960s as a premonition of the Shard. Or perhaps they just like the elegant shape and knew nothing about future buildings of London. It was...  More info
£240.00
A cracking vintrage Armagnac from Domaine de Boingnères. This is a robust, full bodied, spicy spirit, distilled in 1972 from Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc and Colombard.  More info
£304.39
A tangy eau de vie from Domaine Boingnères, this is distilled from Folle Blanche grapes.  More info
£69.09
This was distilled in 1936 at Domaine de Peyrot - an estate in the Gers region of Armagnac. It was then aged in oak for an utterly unbelievable 74 years before bottling in 2010. This is the oldest...  More info
£926.38
Janneau VSOP
(70cl, 40%)
A blend of Armagnacs aged for at least 7 years in Montlezun oak. Janneau VSOP is packaged in a Basquaise bottle and it has a smooth, aromatic style.  More info
£29.48
A cracking box set of three 20cl bottles of single cepage Armagnac (made from the Folle Blanche grape), this includes a bottle of the 8 year old VSOP, the 15 year old XO and the vintage 1986.  More info
£47.77
Produced in the Bas region of France, the vintage 1988 Clos Martin Armagnac is absolutely brilliant. It is distilled from Folle Blanche grapes, which aren't used all that much, but they give the...  More info
£56.86
A bottling of Bas-Armagnac from Chateau de Gaube by Darroze. The Armagnac itself was distilled all the way back in 1964 and left to mature in oak until 2014, when it was bottled at 50 years old.  More info
£210.61
A 1966 vintage Bas-Armagnac, from the Lannepax distillers Delord. Their cellars contain vintages that stretch back decades and decades, as proved by this handsome release.  More info
£97.71
1974 - a good year for music (Kraftwerk released their album Autobahn), a good year for books (Stephen King released his first novel) and a good year for Armagnac, as it was in 1974 that this Baron de...  More info
£109.20
Distilled in 1985 from Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes, this wonderful Armagnac offers up Rich, spicy flavour. Another stunner from Domaine de Boingnères.  More info
£142.95
This is a 1970 vintage Bas-Armagnac from prolific producers Delord. Sure to appeal to the well-matured Armagnac aficionado in your life, especially if they were born in 1970s.  More info
£89.76
The 1983 vintage Vieille Fine Armagnac from Ryst-Dupeyron's Millesime series was distilled the same year that Return of the Jedi was released and bottled in 2012. This cracking vintage Armagnac is...  More info
£68.04
Made in Gascony in the southwest of France, the Ryst Dupeyron Armagnac XO is aged between 20 to 25 years before bottling in their 100 year old stone cellars. Think of all the lovely Armagnac which has...  More info
£61.53
The Baron de Sigognac brand is controlled by the Guasch family, which trace its Gason roots back to the 12th Century. Today's distillations are controlled by the father and son team Jean-Claude and...  More info
£489.86
Domaine Boingnères was founded by Jean Boingnères in 1807. Six generations later, the family still make some of the Armagnac region's finest brandies. This particular 1968 vintage offers up an...  More info
£366.71
Before they had those fancy bottles with the ripples, Janneau had some rather refined, classy bottles to hold their Armagnac. This one is an antique from the 1960s.  More info
£240.00
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