Cognac & Armagnac | 750ml
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 | Cognac | 750ml
Courvoisier VS (Very Special) is a mouth-watering blend of cognacs aged for up to eight years. Grapes from the Fins Bois and Petite Champagne crus give complex fruity notes, richness and depth unmatched by any other VS on the market.
Cognac & Armagnac | France | 750ml
"Naturally aged at least four and a half years in the cellars of France's Chateau de Cognac, D’USSÉ emerges as a bold, full-bodied blend that arouses the palate.
On the nose, it reveals a powerful bouquet, rich in woody notes that are layered with touches of cinnamon and floral notes. Distinctively and unexpectedly smooth, with each taste, you savor hints of spices, almond and cinnamon. Subtle accents of honey and dried fruits are the finale.
D’USSÉ is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Chateau de Cognac, one of the oldest cognac houses in France. It has a 200-year legacy in blending some of the world’s finest spirits. With two limestone cellars, one dry and one humid, it is the perfect natural environment for aging cognac. You can count D’USSÉ VSOP as one of its most distinguished accomplishments.
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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!
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)