DARROZE Bas-Armagnac "Les Grands Assemblages" 8 years - 70cl
Wine Region: South-West - France
Grape: Baco, Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc
Tasting notes: This blend with very little wood influence displays a predominance of fruity aromas, along with a variety of other flavours, including prunes, candied orange zest and quince, to name but a few. A straightforward Armagnac that is highly strung but nevertheless smooth and enveloping. You can drink this Armagnac as an aperitif, with or without ice and also use it for cocktails.
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 an 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.