Cognac & Armagnac | France | Bas-Armagnac | 750ml
The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for atleast 3 years. A beautiful amber shade of antique gold. The bouquet initially suggests freshly baked bread and light toffee. Aeration reveals a gentle warmth that intensifies, leading to notes of candied angelica. The palate is bold and youthful, with a touch of vanilla.
The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for at least 7 years. A beautiful shade of amber. A strong prune bouquet with a wealth of concentrated aromas, the suggestion of freshly baked bread and a touch of toast and gingerbread. Aeration reveals superb aromas of baking bread, rancio and candied fruit. So smooth and well-rounded on the palate that there is only the flavour of fine oaky vanilla.
Cognac & Armagnac | France | 750ml
A lovely golden colour with chestnut tints. A nose of exceptional finesse with superb aromas of dried apricot, mandarin, vanilla, lime blossom and mint. The tannins are silky smooth on the palette and the balance between alcohol, tannins and aroma is remarkable. A thoroughbred Armagnac!
A boisterous 12 year old Bas Armagnac blended and bottled by the incomparable Darroze as part of their Grands Assemblages range. Hints of liquorice and cinnamon here, this really blossoms after a minute or two breathing in the glass.
Francis Darroze has been described as the Pope of Bas Armagnacs and is widely recognised as the top producer in the region. Darroze owns no vineyard, instead works with small growers ageing the spirits in his own cellars. The end product is totally authentic, each bottle is hand drawn and bottled from its original aging cask. Francis refuses to blend casks from the same Domaine or same vintage feeling that this would diminish each cask's individual charm and integrity. Darroze also refuses to add water to his brandies (a common and legitimate practice in both Armagnac and Cognac). Each cask is carefully monitored and tasted regularly to adequately judge its maturation and evolution. The results speak for themselves. This is why the Bas-Armagnacs of Darroze are served in the world's best restaurants and sold in the finest stores.
The most complex and evolved Gaube we have tasted, showing finesse as opposed to raw power. Rich, round and complex with a beautiful Oloroso Sherry character. Soft and lovely finish showing hints of roasted nuts and toffee. (Bacco grapes dominant)
The aroma is intensely waxy, tea-like, fibery with scents of nutshell, toasted almond and hemp/rope aromas. The palate entry is nutty and mildly tobacco-like; the midpalate is keenly resiny and bittersweet with touches of early-budding rancio, oaky vanilla, cocoa bean and walnut paste. Finishes well and semisweet.Wine Enthusiast
Cognac & Armagnac | France | 200ml
Cognac & Armagnac | France | Cognac | 750ml
A delicate blend of the two finest Cognac areas : Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne. This XO COGNAC has reached perfect maturity after 15 years spent in oak casks. Deep ambercolor with a hint of vanilla, flowers, honey and hazel-nuts. The complex, well-balanced bouquet gradually reveals.
Premier Cru from the best Grande Champagne vineyards. Aged 25 years. It is very rare and precious Cognac of unrivaled subtlety and elegance. Rich, full bodied Cognac. Deep, warm with layers of old wood roasted nuts. Exceptionally smooth, rich and harmonious with flavors of wood and nuts and a long finish with expansive, complex aromatics.
Poirelle Liqueur is the only pear liqueur in the world blended with fine, old XO cognac. Pear liqueur is much smoother than other fruit liqueurs, so its flavor comines easily with the ocmplexity of the XO cognac, to achieve an unmatched liqueur of amazing delicacy, subtley, smoothness and flavor, which will delight any palate.Maison Roullet-Fransacs cellar master uses XO cognacs aged in old oak casks so tha the cognac does not absorb much tannin. THus, the blended Poirelle has a delicate touch of cognac in the pear liqueur.Poirelle is fantastic by itself, chilled, or added to coffee or club soda. It leaves the palate fresh, without the lingering, cloying sweetness in most liqueurs.
Cognac & Armagnac | United States | Cognac | 750ml
For the first time in the history of Louis XIII, cellar master Pierrette Trichet has decided to present one cask as a special edition to be enjoyed by true connoisseurs of the French-made Remy Martin cognac.The first edition comprises of limited numbered black crystal decanters each designated ‘43.8′ for the alcoholic strength that is the distinguishing mark of the cask. Through a combination of factors such as climate and humidity during its aging, the cask has developed an extra strength of 43.8 instead of 40 degrees alcohol.The craftsmen of French-house Baccarat have created a fresh version of the iconic Louis XIII decanter, whose shape was inspired by an ancient metal flask that was found in the mid 19th Century on the site of a 16th Century battleground. Handcrafted in black crystal, more than 50 operations are necessary to make a Louis XIII decanter, all of which must be executed by a team of some 20 master craftsmen working together before the glass cools. The neck of the decanter is dressed in palladium.The decanter is presented in a "coffret" forged in metal. Mirrors and internal lighting aim to display the lustre of the black crystal, and the neck of the decanter is secured by a metal clasp that is designed to present the black crystal stopper like a precious jewel. The “coffret” is embellished with a quatrefoil design inspired by the royal fleur-de-lys of France, aiming to offer a contemporary rendition of a traditional motif that celebrates the historic roots of Louis XIII.Louis XIII Rare Cask is described as a "supremely rare" limited-edition Cognac, drawn from a single cask; only 786 black crystal decanters were produced.