Tasting notes: Yellow colour, golden tints. The nose is fine, with some delicate oaky notes (toast, tobacco, Fire colour, gold highlights). The nose is fine, marked by aromas of delicate and controlled woody notes (toasted bread, brown tobacco, butterscotch, honey, beeswax). Superb. In the mouth, we feel this quality of oak character again. Beautiful balance between aromas - alcohol - tannins. Long in the mouth.
About the winery: As the son of acclaimed chef Jean Darroze, Francis had a natural inclination to the culinary arts and a taste for tradition and authenticity. He channelled this into a passioned search for quality individual estate Armagnacs, starting as a trader and producer of vintage Bas-Armagnacs in 1974. With the utmost respect for the spirit, alcohol levels are reduced through years of evaporation through ageing — never through dilution with water. Blending and colouring agents are also prohibited. And to prolong the ageing process, the Armagnac is only bottled when ordered. The business is now in the hands of Francis' son Marc, a trained oenologist.