A gift set featuring three 200ml vintage Armagnacs from Darroze, one of the region's best producers.
This box features three vintage distilled over three decades and is a fantastic way to sample some old spirit.
1978 from Domaine de Le Poste in the Tenareze region. Bottled at 48.3% in July 2017 at 39 years old.
1988 from Domaine de Pounon in the Bas Armagnac region. Bottled at 46.2% in July 2017 at 29 years old.
1998 from Domaine de Salie in the Bas Armagnac region. Bottled at 47.8% in July 2017 at 19 years old.
Darroze is one of ArmagnacÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s most celebrated bottlers, and certainly one of its best. Jean Darroze was a famous chef in the region and his son Francis added to their culinary talents by sourcing single estate Armagnacs from around the region. Francis introduced his own son Marc to the industry and they soon became known as the Armagnac ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Âœtreasure huntersÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â. Marc, who is the President of peak body the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l'Armagnac, now runs the company himself.
He offers the most diversity of any one house. Barrels are selected based on flavour from across the region and they are bottled at natural cask strength. No water or colouring is added.
Outside of the bigger grower-producer houses, the spirit is distilled by small farm properties around the region. Mobile stills that travel from farm-to-farm are an integral part of ArmagnacÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s history and often farmers would sell off barrels of their own, small production for a bit of quick cash. As it has been put elsewhere, ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚ÂœA sick bull, a dying horse or tractor are repaired or replaced by the sale of a barrel.ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â
DarrozeÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s bottlings showcase the uniqueness of each farm and offer fantastic transparency about the grapes used in the production.
Please note, Darroze Armagnacs are bottled to order ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â“ so different batches from the same barrel will have different bottling dates and therefore potential ages. We endeavour to keep these records updated as best as possible, but there might be slight variations on the exact dates.
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