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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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Baron de Lustrac 1971
(70cl, 40%)
A 1971 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Lustrac. Exceptionally rich and full-bodied, we get a nose of dried fruits and blossom, and a palate redolent of cinnamon, dried fruits, ginger and...  More info
$164.70
A 1973 vintage from Baron de Lustrac - a renowned Armagnac producer. This is distilled purely from the Folle Blanche grape, a grape that offers delicate spices.  More info
A magnum bottle of Baron de Lustrac's 1973 vintage, distilled solely from Folle Blanche grapes. Lots of spiciness here!  More info
$273.63
Baron de Lustrac 1976
(70cl, 42%)
Distilled from Cepage Bacco grapes in 1976 and bottled in 2008. Baron de Lustrac 1976 is a well aged Bas-Armagnac, from the Domaine de Cames.  More info
$120.60
Baron de Lustrac use only the best spirits from the region for distillation. They age the spirit in 420 litre barrels. This is a 1984 vintage, distilled from the Bacco grape - known for producing...  More info
Distilled in 1984, this was distilled from the Bacco grape, which is a hybrid grape made from Folle Blanche and the American Noah variety (created after the Phylloxera crisis, as a grape that would be...  More info
Baron de Lustrac 1986
(70cl, 40%)
A 1986 vintage Bas Armagnac aged in 420 litre oak casks. The classic, rich amber hue is matched by classic fruitiness and spice. Tremendous stuff.  More info
$114.60
Distilled by Domaine Sainte-Fauste, this is a great 1970 vintage - perfect for a cigar and a coffee after dinner.  More info
$144.31
An elegant 1970 vintage from renowned producer Baron de Sigognac. The story of Baron de Sigognac is fantastic. The legend goes that Baron de Sigognac was obsessed with time and the way his Armagnac...  More info
$261.51
The 1971 vintage from Baron de Sigognac, this superb Bas-Armagnac was distilled in a short column still which is nearly a century old! This offers up candied fruits, spice, rich oak and prune. The...  More info
$251.18
Another very fine armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
$141.70
The excellent 1983 vintage from Baron de Sigognac. This was created under the loving eye of Jean-Claude Guasch, a member of an 800 year old Gascon family.  More info
$62.14
A wonderful old Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. This includes spirits that are as old as 70 years, and they make just 1,000 bottles a year. It offers hints of toffee, coffee, spicy oak and vanilla.  More info
A lovely gift set of Baron de Sigognac's VSOP Armagnac and La Grande Josiane, a liqueur made with Armagnac and oranges which was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2009 International Review of Spirits.  More info
A 1960s bottling of VS Armagnac from Capestaing in Gers. Very rare indeed…  More info
A classic Bas-Armagnac, bottled by Alchemist. This was produced at the Chateâu de Castex, which is owned by the the Saint Patou family. It is situated in the heart of the bas region, and they've been...  More info
A 15 year old Bas-Armagnac from Chateâu de Castex. This was bottled by Alchemist, and it really is a tremendously good Armagnac.  More info
A 1979 Grand Bas Armagnac, produced by the Chateau de Lassalle. A very rare and well aged expression, rich, smooth and packed with black fig notes.  More info
$160.49
This is a delicious 15 year old Bas-Armagnac from Château du Tariquet. It was distilled from nothing but the spicy, oily Folle Blanche grapes before maturation, and it has a superbly rich, fruity...  More info
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$92.60
A superb Bas-Armagnac from Château du Tariquet, this was aged for between 10 to 12 years.  More info
$78.89
This VSOP Armagnac was made by Clés Des Ducs, which roughly translates to "The Keys of the Dukes", which sounds awfully royal and important. Unsurprisingly, this has influenced their fantastic...  More info
$71.67
Each of the various Armagnac grapes adds its own distinctive character. This is made only from Folle Blanche - a grape known for its delicate piquancy.  More info
$83.67
This is a delicious Armagnac, produced by Clos Martin in the premier Bas region. It is distilled from Folle Blanche - a robust grape known for making spicy, piquant spirit.  More info
$84.92
Good gosh, a 1944 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Delord. An incredibly rare piece from their extensive selection of vintages, this ancient Armagnac would make a fine gift for an Armagnac fan born in...  More info
$485.26
A Bas-Armagnac produced by the house of Delord in 1974 at their distillery in the village of Lannepax. The house of Delord is ran by the third and fourth set of Delord brothers, still producing fine...  More info
$118.15
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