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 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
Cognac & Armagnac | France | Normandy | 750ml
Cognac & Armagnac | France | Calvados | 750ml
Our Vieille Reserve is a blend of 30% sweet apples (Rouge Duret), 30% bitter apples (Mettais, Saint Martin, Frequin and Binet Rouge) and 40% acid apples (Rambault and Petit Jaune). Golden yellow with copper nuances, this spirit is pleasant, fine and slightly oaky with good complexity. The nose of apple, banana, rose and jasmine takes all its complexity after oxygenation. Smooth and balanced in the mouth, it is best served plain or on ice, and Etienne suggests a drop of water to enhance aromas, which last even after the glass is empty. Enjoy!
Cognac & Armagnac | United States | Oregon | 375ml
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)