A 1978 vintage from Casterede, ArmagnacÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s oldest still-operating house.
Quite lively and fruity for the vintage, the floral notes on the nose are tempered by the drier palate which reminds you that this is reaching 40-years-old.
Supplied tasting notes:
It offers a nose with complex flavours, which marries animal notes like leather, floral flavours like eucalyptus and fruity flavours like dry fig and blond tobacco. After warming it up, we can smell fur and praline flavours. The mouth effect is frank, the middle of the mouth is powerful with dry fruits aromas, (dry prune, grape, orange bark, almond). The final touch gives white chocolate flavours.
Casterede was founded in 1832 and is the oldest Armagnac trading house still in existence. The house was founded under the reign of Napoleon III and has vintages dating back to the end of the 19th century. The Castarede family was encouraged to get into the trade by Baron Haussmann, Deputy of Nerac at the time. It is now under the stewardship of Florence Castarede.
In modern times Castarede has become known for their wide range of vintage releases, which few other houses can boast.
- Bas Armagnac