Darroze Bas-Armagnac Gift-boxed 63/65/66/72/75/80/81/87/90 (9x200ml bottles)

  • SKU : Dar63/65/66/72/75/80/81/87/90
  • Brand/Distillery : Francis Darroze
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage : 1963/1965/1966/1972/1975/1980/1981/1987/1990 Vintages
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  • Volume : 9x 200ml

$877.80

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This selection presented in THE ARMAGNAC CELLAR will allow you, and others, to discover the diversity and variety of a small part of the Armagnacs in the Darroze Collection. The cellar comes with a ‘Carte des Armagnacs’ in which it will print the characteristics of the Grand Bas-Armagnacs : information about the property and tasting notes.

1990 Domaine Au Bertruc 48%

1987 Domaine de Jouanchicot 48%

1981 Domaine de Martin 48%

1980 Domaine Le Lasse 40.2%

1975 Domaine de Lamarquette 47%

1972 Château de Gaube 45%

1966 Château de Gaube 45%

1965 Domaine de Peyrot 47.5%

1963 Château de Gaube 45.5%

1963 Chateau De Gaube Located at Perquie 200ml

Yellow colour with golden tints. The nose of this armagnac is exceptional: distinguished and very elegant. Some Delicate spicy flavors (vanilla, mint) mingle with oaky aromas. On the palate, we find these same qualities: elegancy, spicy and oaky notes.

1965 Domaine De Peyrot- Located at Ste Christie d’Armagnac 200ml

The nose is very complex. We find some matured flavours like walnuts, nuts, leather as well as fruity aromas (dry apricot, prune) and after airing a menthol note. On the palate, the attack is soft, with delicate tannins. We feel again the same flavours than those found in the nose. Medium long finish.

1966 Chateau De Gaube – Located at Perquie 200ml

Light chestnut colour with golden tints. Strict but elegant nose. Oaky and earthy flavours (like mushrooms) as well as dry fruit and coffee after smell. Very expressive and powerful on the palate, spicy (white pepper). Rancio notes. Very long finish.

1972 Chateau De Gaube – Located at Perquie 200ml

Golden yellow color, with darker tints. The nose is very expressive, with a lot of different flavors : dry figs, prune, apricot, walnuts. On the palate, the tannins quality is superb. A high quality rancio character shows that the ageing conditions were perfect.

1975 Domaine De Lamarquette Located at Castandet 200ml

Golden color, with darker tints. The nose is pungent, asks for air. Then, appear some licorice, coffee, cocoa, toast flavours. Again, a lot of character in the palate. The attack is clear, the tannins are round. Very complex in flavors. Long finish.

1980 Domaine Le Lasse Located at Monlezun d’Armagnac 200ml

Chesnut color with golden tints. The nose is pungent, and we feel dry fruits with roasted flavors (coffee, tabacco) and spices (white peper, licorice). Complex nose.In the palate, the attack is clean with fine tanins. Very complex in flavors. Long finish.

1981 Domaine Au Martin Located at Hontanx 200ml

Yellow gold. Interesting, complex nose. Fine, smoky aromas with notes of dried fruit. Wood can be felt on the palate: evident tannins show that this Armagnac hasn’t completed yet its ageing capacity.

1987 Domaine De Jouanchicot Located at Mauléon d’Armagnac 200ml

Nice golden colour, very brilliant. The ripe fruit (quince, mango, citrus) are very present on the nose, followed by spicy notes: (Vanilla, mint) and coffee. The attack on the palate is silky. The tannins are delicate and round. Very good balance between tannins, alcohol and flavours. A fabulous Bas Armagnac.

1990 Domaine De Bertruc Located at Frêche 200ml

Nice brown color, with golden tints. The nose is pungent, spicy, intense. Some amazing oaky flavors arrive: incense, flinty flavors. Then, some fruity aromas Then some fruit aromas are coming. On the palate, the tannins are rich. The brandy fills the palate and let the bouquet explode.

Francis and Marc Darroze roamed the estates on the best terroirs, that of the Grand Bas Armagnac and its tawny sands, to select, raise and bottle the most beautiful discoveries. Around 30 estates contribute to this extraordinary collection that complete and perfect their ageing in the Roquefort and Labastide d’Armagnac cellars. Rare and ancient barrels, where the eaux-de-vies leave the alembic from a small property, distilled by a reputed mobile distiller and that demand several decades of subtle and careful ageing in oak barrels for 15 to 50 years in order to express the qualities of the place and the vintage. No other Armagnac house can offer such diversity, and just from the fairly small area of Grand Bas Armagnac. The typical Armagnac farmer raises all the possible farm animals fed by many different crops plus a small vineyard the part production of which is distilled every year and aged in one or more barrels, which constitute the savings of the farm. A sick bull or a dying horse or tractor are repaired or replaced by the sale of a barrel. Multiply by the number of farms and years and you have the variety of the Darroze collection, so differentiated, because each farm is unique. Add to this no reduction , by water, only through ageing, no caramel colouring, the date of distillation and the date of bottling, because all that matters is the time spent in the barrel. Once in glass, nothing changes, nothing improves. A 1890 Armagnac bottled in 1900, is no better than a 2007 bottled in 2017, but collectors do not want you to know!

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