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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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Castarède have been producing their Armagnac in the Bas region for over 175 years - this is their VSOP expression, made with eaux de vie which has aged for at least 6 years before bottling.  More info
$71.83
Château du Tariquet XO is a delicious Bas-Armagnac which was distilled from 60% Ugni Blanc and 40% Baco grapes, aged for a minimum of 15 years before bottling. This is a delicious after-dinner...  More info
$74.82
Well-aged Armagnac from Comte De Lauvia, matured for 15 years. It delivers a rich nose, packed full of delicate, complex touches and classic, rustic character. Enjoyed from a snifter, extenuating the...  More info
$75.20
Bas-Armagnac from L'Encantada, who carefully select and bottle some fantastic expressions. At 25 years old, this particular Bas-Armagnac is overflowing in character and depth, with plenty of fruit...  More info
$76.18
A delicious Delord Bas-Armagnac, produced in the year 1995, the very same year that 12 Monkeys and Die Hard With A Vengeance were released. A big year for Bruce Willis, and a good vintage of Armagnac...  More info
$76.90
The 1994 vintage of bold, ruby red Bas-Armagnac from the House of Delord is certainly quite a looker, that's for sure. It was made by the third and fourth set of Delord brothers at their distillery in...  More info
$78.33
An 8 year old Armagnac from Darroze in the Bas Armagnac region for their Grand Assemblage series, which features the spirit bottled at different ages at around 43% abv (some of the older expressions...  More info
$78.41
This is the 12 year old expression from Janneau's Single Distillery range, made using Ugni Blanc grapes and double distillation techniques (which is rather interesting, as most Armagnac is distilled...  More info
$80.25
A 1982 vintage Bas Armagnac from Chateau de Lacaze, which was bottled for Howells of Bristol at 46% ABV.  More info
$81.43
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
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$81.99
A 1985 vintage Bas-Armaganc from the extensive cellars of Delord. It was distilled in 1985, the year that 'Back to the Future' was release, and bottled in 2014, the year before the year Marty McFly...  More info
$86.20
Bas-Armagnac from the year 1984, produced by the House of Delord. Founded in 1893, they've got a long history with top quality Armagnac, and the 1984 vintage is no different. It features deep wells of...  More info
$86.60
1989 vintage Armagnac from Clos Martin, distilled using the Folle Blanche grape variety. It's not all that often you see Armagnac produced completely with Folle Blanche, making this quite a treat for...  More info
$88.72
From the historic Marcel Trépout House of Armagnac, (their stocks stretch far back into the 1900s and perhaps beyond), comes this VSOP expression. Although to be classified as a VSOP the Armagnac has...  More info
$88.80
Janneau XO Royal
(70cl, 40%)
12 year old Armagnac from Janneau, this XO is packaged in a handsome Basquaise bottle, and it comes in a Metal Box which is made in Italy. The box is coloured blue, the same blue of lapis-lazuli - the...  More info
$92.23
The 12 year old member of the Darroze Grand Assemblage series is a vibrant, zesty blended Bas-Armagnac. Still featuring the fruity notes from the 8 year old, it's started to develop lovely little...  More info
$94.00
From Castarède's wide selection of vintage Bas Armagnac (the family has been in the Armagnac world for over 175 years) comes a 1984 vintage expression.  More info
$94.81
An XO Armagnac from Chateau de Laubade in the Bas region. The Chateau was built in the region in 1870 and has been run by the Lesgourgues family since 1974. Rich and sweet, with nutty notes, stewed...  More info
$97.29
Clés des Ducs XO
(70cl, 40%)
XO Armagnac from Clés des Ducs in the Bas Armagnac region of France. Presented in a rather handsome decanter that would not look out of place on the set of Mad Men.  More info
$97.37
From Delord's extensive range of single-vintage Armagnac releases comes a 1975 expression - a perfect gift for any Armagnac aficionado, though perhaps a significant one for those born in 1975.  More info
$98.08
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
$98.43
A well-aged Armagnac from Janneau's Single Distillery range, made using Ugni Blanc grapes, which are double-distilled and aged in Limousin casks for 18 years. Rich in juicy fruit and fragrant floral...  More info
$99.47
An XO Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac, who have won many awards for their delightful expressions. This particular Armagnac features eaux-de-vie aged for at least six years, before it was expertly...  More info
$104.10
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
$105.51
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
$105.64
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