AÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â 1964ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â vintage Armagnac from renowned producer Delord.
As weÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™ve come to expect from this producer, this is a great opportunity to taste incredibly old spirit at a fantastic price.
First inhalations find butterscotch, cheesecake then fruitÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™n'nut chocolate. A rich, soft delivery features flavours of fruity pipe tobacco, caramel, rancio and delightful hints of grape at the finish, closing perfectly balanced and ending gently tannic with cocoa, sweet spices and light toffee into the lengthy fade.
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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