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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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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
$109.90
A 1986 vintage Bas Armagnac from Domaine de Lasgraves, made using the Baco grape variety. It spends its maturation period in 420 litre oak barrels for 10 to 30 years before being bottled at 46% ABV.  More info
$112.72
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
$114.52
Bas Armagnac from Domaine Boingnères, a producer which was founded in 1807, and has maintained its quality over 6 generations.  More info
$119.97
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
$126.17
Another very fine armagnac from Baron de Sigognac.  More info
$127.32
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
$128.22
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
$129.67
Maison Janneau is one of the oldest Armagnac houses, founded in 1851 in Condom (it's a place trust me) in Armagnac.  More info
$129.67
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
Domaine Hourtica 1986
(70cl, 40%)
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
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 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
$144.20
A 1960s bottling of VS Armagnac from Capestaing in Gers. Very rare indeed…  More info
In honour of 150 years producing brilliant Armagnac in 2001, The House of Janneau produced even more brilliant Armagnac! This one is a bit special, as it was aged in sherry casks for 25 years. A...  More info
$146.53
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
$147.98
A 1966 vintage Bas-Armagnac, from the Lannepax distillers Delord. Their cellars contain vintages that stretch back decades and decades, as proved by this handsome release.  More info
$149.14
A vintage Armagnac from 1970, aged in a single cask and released as part of Ryst-Dupeyron's Private Collection range. The headquarters of Ryst-Dupeyron is in Condom, a town in the Gers department of...  More info
$153.71
Created using just the Baco grape, this is a spicy, rich brandy, with notes of prune, vanilla and rancio, after an ageing period of between 10 and 30 years in 420 litre oak barrels.  More info
$156.90
Baron de Lustrac 1970
(70cl, 40%)
It takes the finest eaux de vie to create Baron de Lustrac’s vintage Armagnacs. After distillation they are placed in 420 litre oak barrels. The oak calms the more feisty brandy of the eaux de vie and...  More info
$167.75
A 1965 vintage Bas-Armagnac from Delord, bottled in 2013. A very well aged expression, sure to tickle the fancy of Armagnac fans.  More info
$168.53
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
This is a bottle of the Lafontan Armagnac 3* from the 1960s. The House of Lafontan has been producing fine Armagnac since 1897 and continues to do so to this day.  More info
$183.17
This "aimable" bottle of VSOP Armagnac from Ducastaing dates back to 1960. Rare and no doubt collectible to somebody...  More info
$183.17
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