Tasting notes: In this intense nose, we perceive aromas that are both fruity (mirabelle plum, white peach and fresh grapes) and herbaceous (fennel, mint). A very pleasant nose, almost crunchy.
On the palate, this Blanche Armagnac is smoother, with a very dry profile. The intensity is pronounced, and it offers a palate with a lot of volume. Spicy notes of peppers and pepper prolong the pleasure.
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.
If the brand's reputation has been built on long-ageing Armagnacs, a world where the ageing's quality, the oaks selection, the cooper know-how and the cellar master guarantee excellence, this range of white Armagnac, virgin and unaged, favours purity and elegance.