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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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A 1982 vintage Bas Armagnac from little known producer Chateau de Lacaze, bottled in 1998 for Jones le Vin. It's presented at 43% ABV.  More info
$69.00
The Napoléon expression from Ryst-Dupeyron in Condom, aged between 10 and 12 years. Enjoyable notes of vanilla pod, liquorice and plump orchard fruits - wonderful after-dinner Armagnac.  More info
$72.51
This stylish box set from Clos Martin features three 20cl bottles of their Folle Blanche Armagnac, including an 8 Year Old VSOP, a 15 Year Old XO and a 1989 vintage. An excellent gift for the Armagnac...  More info
$73.38
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
$73.78
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
$74.15
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
$75.12
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
$75.82
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
$77.24
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
$77.31
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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$80.85
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
$84.99
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
$87.56
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
$91.86
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
$92.69
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
$95.93
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
$97.05
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
$98.04
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
$98.80
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
$99.31
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
$104.04
A tangy eau de vie from Domaine Boingnères, this is distilled from Folle Blanche grapes.  More info
$106.13
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
$106.84
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
$112.26
The 20 year old chapter of the Darroze Grands Assemblages range of Bas-Armagnac. After this moderately long maturation, the spirit still has plenty of youthful vibrancy, though age is starting to show...  More info
$115.36
Baron De Lustrac 1982
(70cl, 40%)
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
$117.19
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