A 1962 vintage Armagnac from renowned producer Delord.
This is a great opportunity to taste incredibly old spirit at a fantastic price, relatively speaking. It showcases some hallmarks youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™d expect of a spirit well over 50 years old, delicate woody notes and restrained fruits.
Supplied tasting notes:
Aspect: amber, old copper, clear.
Nose: rancio, prune and quice paste, almond.
Palate: candied fruit (prunes and apricots), cocoa, wood. Good length.
The Delord houseÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s distillery is in the village of Lannepax. DelordÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s vineyards grown colombard, ugni blanc and folle blanche grapes and they distil through alembic stills from November through to the end of December. The vintage of an Armagnac is determined by the grape harvest, so if distillation was to spill into the following year by a day or a so it would still take the year of harvest as its vintage.
Delord has a large and consistent range of vintages and they provide a fantastic window into how Armagnac ages. One of the great joys in life involves a lengthy parallel tasting of Delord vintages.
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