Delord 1984 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$167.00
Situated in Bas-Armagnac, Delord's distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family. They comment, "Our old Sier Armagnac alambics, that we wouldn't part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour. Our cellars contain our old treasured vintages and include more than 700 oak barrels that protect and age the Armagnac eau-de-vie dating from the 20th Century to the present day". Produced from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard and Baco 22 A grapes. Tasting note: Lovely gold ochre / bright copper appearance. Muted opening sniff yields a subtle fragrance of nougat and sweet spice. Further aeration stimulates notes of candied orange peel, vanilla and dilute maple syrup. A soft, round entry follows through to light to medium-bodied profile offering suggestions of light toffee, dried fruits and white pepper towards the finish which is dry and brimming with oak. Pulls up short. 40% Alc./Vol. CLICK HERE to shop more Delord
Dudognon Cognac VSOP 10 years 40% 700ml$123.00
The VSOP Dudognon Cognac is a young Cognac of great finesse. It develops aromas of vanilla, woody and exotic fruits. As our ancestors taught us, we distil over a wood fire in two copper stills dating from 1901 and 1936. The Cognac thus collected is aged in new Limousin oak barrels without sugar, wood or caramel. VSOP can be enjoyed as an aperitif on ice or in cocktails. It will go well with a fresh sheep’s cheese or Roquefort cheese. Grape variety: 10% Montils, 90% Ugni-blanc Tasting Notes: Eye: Clear and bright with a golden colour Nose: Elegant and vanilla, delicately woody and fruity. Palate: Round and “fresh”, aromatic persistence. After aeration, notes of honey.
Domaine Tariquet Bas Armagnac Folle Blanche 12 years 48.5% 700ml$150.00
Twelve years of aging signify the first maturity of the Folle Blanche. Served at room temperature with a fruity dessert, meringue pastry, or eaten alone: the taste experience of elegance. Tasting Notes: Deep golden colour and a fresh nose of fruit (orange, lemon, wild apple) and flowers. A silky texture gently intensifying the freshness of the attack towards a long palate evoking candied pineapple, nutmeg, white pepper and zest. Wood and fruit melted in balance. The finish is tinged with liquorice coated with these deep flavours close to nuts and typical of the aging of the great Bas-Armagnacs, called "rancio". For more Domaine du Tariquet products, CLICK HERE
Jean Fillioux 1992 Cognac Grande Champagne 43% 700ml$235.00
Jean Fillioux, a semi artisan producer of cognacs from the very special Golden Triangle of the Grande Champagne region, itself the very best origin for cognacs, is listed in the 10 top trending brands by Drinks International. It should not be regarded as a magnificent achievement since the rest of the group is mostly the usual suspects, the well known very “commercial “ brands. However, it is proof that small artisan producers are being noticed for their superior quality, by even, the large mass of non-connoisseurs more attuned to the Big Houses of Cognac. To celebrate, Jean Fillioux has reserved for Cerbaco a barrel of their 1992 vintage just bottled as a Special Cerbaco Label. Vintage cognacs are as rare as hen’s teeth, even more so from the best part of Grand Champagne, and 1992, freshly bottled, perfectly proves the superiority and individuality of artisan production. Harvested and distilled in 1992, this Cognac was matured in a French recent loose grain oak cask, in a cool damp cellar. Tasting Notes: Nose: Fresh and floral on the nose with citrus fruit, syrupy apples and refined orchid tones. Palate: Round and complex palate with beeswax, ripe plum, candied orange and chocolate. Finish: Long and lively finish with persistent aromas of baked pastry, light spices, and cherry.
Comte Louis de Lauriston Calvados 5 year 100% Pear Domfrontais 40% 700ml$136.00
Comte Louis de Lauriston 100% Poire Calvados 40% 700ml Produced in the region of Domfront, under the Calvados Domfrontais Appellation, this Eau de Vie is made from the single distillation in a column still of a peary made from 100% peary pears. Light golden colour. Very fresh and fruity nose with flavours of pears and white fruits (peach). The mouth is elegant with vibrant acidity.
Gelas Armagnac 16 years De Bortoli 'Black Noble' Single Cask Finish 1 year 47.50% 700ml$196.00
A 16-year-old Bas Armagnac which has been matured in casks that previously held "Black Noble" by De Bortoli made from botrytis affected grapes. The juice is fortified and aged for several years in old oak resulting in a wine with aromas and flavours redolent of coffee, anise and toffee. Tasting Notes: Colour: Dark gold with Mahogany reflections Nose: Very elegant, cigar box and ripe fruit. Mouth: Soft with white pepper, cinnamon and prune notes. Long and delicious finale. Residual aromas of soft spices. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ARMAGNAC
Adrien Camut Calvados 6 years Pays D'Auge 43% 700ml$191.00
Adrien Camut Calvados 6 years Pays D'Auge Colour - Amber Nose - Aromas of green apple and caramel Palate - Crisp, juicy cider notes mixed with a modest amount of barrel aging, all working in perfect unison Cellaring - Ready, but will Keep Notes - For one 6 years of age this Calvados has little aggressiveness. 86 proof
Domaine de Joy Bas Armagnac VSOP 5 years 40.5% 500ml$90.00
Tasting notes: Lights frank nose of light wood when warmed gives this Armagnac a woody note, at once discreet and blond. Fresh mouth revealing all the youthfulness of this already well-balanced Armagnac…
Darroze 1994 Rieston Grand Bas Armagnac 49.5% 700ml$254.00
Nice golden colour, brilliant. A pleasant crunchy nose, full of fruit: apricot, orange peel, fresh fig, prune. Then aromas of fine spices appear. Very fresh. Nice balance in the mouth. Complex, round, intense, long in the mouth. A dream.
Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Ugni Blanche 49% 700ml$123.00
In Gascony, this grape is both used in distillation (over 50% of the distillation) and in the making of Cotes de Gascogne wines. It often brings balance and finesse. The nose is straightforward, moderately intense, smooth and very delicate, with typical aromas (grape, plum, quince) and more surprising ones (fresh cane, cane sugar). This Blanche is dry, without sweetness, silky and still very delicate. Beautiful aromas of bitter almond, vine flower and raisin reinforce this finesse. Very long on the palate. May be enjoyed on its own or as a long drink with combinations like cucumber, elderflower or orgeat syrup.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac 15 years Vieille Fine Champagne 40% 700ml$191.00
The Normandin Mercier Vieille Fine Champagne Cognac is a VSOP quality blend created from eaux-de-vie from both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Many of the cognacs included in the blend have been aged for around 15 years, although some are younger, hence its VSOP classification. It's a lovely amber colour - a very fruity cognac with aromas and tastes of plum and almonds. Presented in a traditional style cognac bottle with a label to match. Perfect to enjoy as a digestif after a good meal. The cognac was also awarded a silver medal at the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition.