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.
Cognac & Armagnac | France | 750ml
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)
Touches of nail polish remover and boiled cabbage prick the olfactory sense to attention; later passes detect more well-rounded, almost fat, aromas of almond and lanolin. There’s a rush of fatty butter flavor at palate entry, then at midpalate the flavor includes oak, black raisins and dark caramel. Aftertaste is thick, long and sweet.Wine Spectator
Initial fragrances are of lead, black pepper and tobacco leaf; with another six minutes of aeration, the bouquet turns bitter, steely and metallic. Palate entry displays semisweet tastes of marshmallow, cola and walnut; midpalate is highlighted by chewy flavors of almond butter and bacon fat. Finish is oily, thick and semisweet. Weirdly appealing.Wine Enthusiast
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.