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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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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
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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
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The Ryst-Dupeyron house of Armagnac produce a line of vintage releases, taking stock from their rather large collection which dates back to at least 1925, and releasing it for their Millesime range...  More info
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The 1987 vintage Armagnac from Ryst-Dupeyron, who made their home in Condom-en-Armagnac in 1905. It was bottled in 2012 after being distilled in 1987.  More info
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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
Baron de Lustrac 1986
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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
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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
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Baron de Lustrac 1976
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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
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A 1982 vintage Armagnac from Ryst-Dupeyron, based in Condom-en-Armagnac. Aged in a single cask, this is one of their premium releases.  More info
£71.55
Napoleon d'Or VSOP is a 5 year old Armagnac, bottled for the German market during the 1970s. Great stuff.  More info
Marquis de Caussade is one of the leading houses of Armagnac and this seventeen year old bottled in the 1970's is an excellent example of this fine Armagnac.  More info
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Nismes-Delclou was founded by Baron Hausmann in 1832 in the Bas Armagnac region of France. This XO has been bottled by berry Brothers and Rudd of St James, London.  More info
£75.03
Baron De Lustrac 1982
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A 1982 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Lustrac. Opens with vibrant floral and fruit touch, before diving into an exciting pool of spicy notes.  More info
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A 1984 vintage Bas Armagnac from Baron de Sigonac. The Baron de Sigonac range is now controlled by the Guasch family, who also look after the distillation of Baron de Sigonac Armagnac.  More info
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This stunning Armagnac was distilled from the Baco grape in the premier region of Armagnac, the Bas. This is aged in oak for between 10 and 30 years before bottling. A beautiful 1981 vintage from...  More info
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Another very fine armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
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Samalen's has remained a family run company since its foundation in the nineteenth century. This Armagnac was bottled in the 1970s and is a collectible but would also make for some interesting...  More info
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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
Distilled by Domaine Sainte-Fauste, this is a great 1970 vintage - perfect for a cigar and a coffee after dinner.  More info
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Maison Janneau is one of the oldest Armagnac houses, founded in 1851 in Condom (it's a place trust me) in Armagnac.  More info
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A rich, full-bodied armagnac made with Baco grapes. They distil this in the heart of Bas Armagnac, and they always distil at the beginning of winter, when the wines are still young.  More info
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Top notch Bas-Armagnac from Domaine Hourtica, distilled in 1986 and aged in 420 litre oak barrels before bottling. Floral, creamy and spiced!  More info
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
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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
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