A 1985 vintage Armagnac from renowned producer Delord.
Another well-aged Armagnac from Delord, the 1985 vintage is noted for its nutmeg and ginger spices while also showcasing raisins and stonefruit. There's a bit of oak influence as well.
Supplied tasting notes:
Nose: Quince, prunes, raisins aromas. Oakwood
Palate: Nutmeg, ginger, cocoa, grilled wood.
The Delord house’s distillery is in the village of Lannepax. Delord’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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