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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 brandy (for, it is a brandy) 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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Marquis de Montesquiou Reserve Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Marquis de Montesquiou

The reserve expression from Marquis de Montesquiou, 'double matured' like the Fine and Extra Old. Like many Armagnacs, it's initially matured in fresh local black oak casks, it's later transferred to…  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou Reserve Armagnac
6
$38.25
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Marquis de Montesquiou Extra Old

70cl, 40%
Marquis de Montesquiou

Marquis de Montesquiou's Extra Old or 'XO' Armagnac presented in their smart new teardrop-shaped bottle. The house of Montesquiou was founded by relatives of the real life d'Artagnan of Three…  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou Extra Old
2
$53.82

Baron de Sigognac 20 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

A gold award winner at the 2005 International Spirits Challenge. This superb 20 year old Bas-Armagnac is made by a family that trace their roots back to the 12th Century. The Armagnac they make is…  More info

Baron de Sigognac 20 Year Old
7
$76.18

Delord 25 Year Old Bas-Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Delord

From Delord comes a bottling of sublime and unbelievably great value Bas-Armagnac, with a delightful wooden presentation box. It was distilled from four different grape varieties, Ugni Blanc,…  More info

Delord 25 Year Old Bas-Armagnac
3
$63.30
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Baron de Sigognac VS

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

Classic VS Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac, as far as brandy goes, this is exceptional value for money!  More info

Baron de Sigognac VS
1
$31.94
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Janneau Armagnac 1962

70cl, 43%
Janneau

A 1962 vintage Armagnac from Janneau, one of the most well-known names in the Armagnac world. This ought to be a fantastic glimpse into the past for fans of the fabulous French spirit, or make an…  More info

Janneau Armagnac 1962
$594.15

Clés Des Ducs VSOP Vieil Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Clés des Ducs

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

Clés Des Ducs VSOP Vieil Armagnac
$37.51
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Delord 10 Year Old Bas Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Delord

A 10 year old bottling of Bas Armagnac from Delord, presented in a rather handsome, curvy bottle.  More info

Delord 10 Year Old Bas Armagnac
1
$44.55

Baron de Sigognac 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

Beautifully crafted Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. The company owns one short column still which is almost a century old, and it produces around 50-60 casks a year.  More info

Baron de Sigognac 10 Year Old
7
$44.69
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Janneau VSOP

70cl, 40%
Janneau

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

Janneau VSOP
1
$35.54

Marquis de Montesquiou Fine

70cl, 40%
Marquis de Montesquiou

An entry level Armagnac from Marquis de Montesquiou based in the region's capital, Eauze.  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou Fine
3
$31.48

Janneau Armagnac 1982

70cl, 43%
Janneau

Delicious single vintage Armagnac from the Janneau house, distilled back in 1982. This ought to make for a great birthday gift for someone born in 1982, or as an anniversary gift... Well, actually,…  More info

Janneau Armagnac 1982
$148.28

Baron de Sigognac VSOP

70cl, 40%
Baron de Sigognac

This complex, balanced VSOP Armagnac won a Silver Medal at the International Spirit Challenge in London 2004. This was aged for 6 months in new oak before 7 years in old oak. A fine digestif from top…  More info

Baron de Sigognac VSOP
1
$37.89

Marquis de Montesquiou 1973

70cl, 41.6%
Marquis de Montesquiou

Ridiculously well-matured Bas Armagnac here from Marquis de Montesquiou, produced by a family that has been in Gascony since 1040 (it's coming up on 1000 years in the region for them - we reckon that…  More info

Marquis de Montesquiou 1973
$157.38

Comte de Lauvia Fine

70cl, 40%
Comte de Lauvia

The entry level expression from Comte de Lauvia's Armagnac range - their Comte de Lauvia Fine is a blend of young eaux-de-vie made with ugni blanc, baco blanc and folle blanche grapes, matured…  More info

Comte de Lauvia Fine
1
$32.41

Janneau Armagnac 1942

70cl, 40%
Janneau

Taste a glimpse of the past with this incredible expression from the Janneau Armagnac house, distilled many, many moons ago in 1942! Armagnac is well-known for being able to stand up handsomely to…  More info

Janneau Armagnac 1942
$1,250.28

Château du Tariquet Le Légendaire

70cl, 42%
Château du Tariquet

An exquisite Bas-Armagnac blend from Domaine Tariquet, bringing together a delicate balance of well-aged spirits produced from a selection of Folle Blanche, Baco, and Ugni-blanc grapes. Boasting…  More info

Château du Tariquet Le Légendaire
$63.22

Clés des Ducs XO Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Clés des Ducs

Awesome Armagnac all the way from the famed Bas region, produced as part of the Clés des Ducs range. Here's a key fact about this XO expression: it's maturation includes at least six months in brand…  More info

Clés des Ducs XO Armagnac
4
$61.89

Janneau Armagnac 1992

70cl, 43%
Janneau

From the excellent Janneau Armagnac house comes a single vintage expression distilled in 1992, the same year that Wayne's World was released in cinemas. Excellent! We do love checking out single…  More info

Janneau Armagnac 1992
$116.80

Delord 15 Year Old Bas Armagnac

70cl, 40%
Delord

15 year old Bas Armagnac from Delord - though comparatively young when shown alongside other releases from Delord (their cellar seems to stretch back very far indeed), this is still very much a top…  More info

Delord 15 Year Old Bas Armagnac
$52.58

Darroze Grands Assemblages 40 Year Old Bas-Armagnac

70cl, 43%
Darroze

The 40 year old Bas-Armagnac from the Darroze 'Les Grands Assemblages' range, which spans decades and decades. At 40 years old, the oak ageing has had quite an effect on the eaux-de-vie, with…  More info

Darroze Grands Assemblages 40 Year Old Bas-Armagnac
$146.85

Gensac 1989 Vintage

70cl, 44%
Château de Gensac

From Château de Gensac comes this 1989 vintage Armagnac, which has been aged in virgin French oak barrels, imparting a stunning colour and flavour profile. Amazingly, this Armagnac was created the…  More info

Gensac 1989 Vintage
$88.31

Janneau VS

70cl, 40%
Janneau

This is the entry-level expression from Armagnac experts Janneau. The VS is made with Baco and Ugni Blanc grapes grown in the Bas-Armagnac and Armagnac-Ténarèze, which go through single and double…  More info

Janneau VS
$29.41

Baron De Lustrac 1982

70cl, 40%
Baron de Lustrac

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

Baron De Lustrac 1982
$106.60
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Delord VSOP

70cl, 40%
Delord

The VSOP Armagnac from the House of Delord in the village of Lannepax. Rich with vanilla and oak-y spices.  More info

Delord VSOP
$38.60
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