A 1981 vintage Delord Armagnac from the famed Bas Armagnac region.
This was distilled from ugni blanc, folle blanche and baco grapes.
Pepper, cinnamon and ginger on the nose, dried fruits, butter and spice on the palate.
The Delord house distillery is in the village of Lannepax. Delords 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.
- Bas Armagnac