Darroze 1973 La Poste Armagnac 47.8% 700ml$390.00 $429.00
Amber color, intense. Nose of Armagnac of great terroir, with aromas of chocolate, coffee, leather, honey, licorice. Extraordinary complexity, intensity and finesse. In the mouth, the tannins are present, dense. We feel again these flavors of roasting, leather and rancio. Beautiful length.
Grosperrin 'Cognac De Collection' 1973 Petite Champagne 48.5% 700ml$679.00
This vintage Cognac comes from a family of public notaries who has been located close to the city of Cognac for many generations. This Petite Champagne was part of the inheritance of the father, who had bequeathed his stocks of Cognac to his wife and his son, who was public notary like him. The father has bought this batch on January 1974 to one of his clients, who was at the time the President of one of the most important Cognac Houses. Unfortunately, when the father passed away, his wife and his son were in disagreement and the succession was blocked until we propose a solution. This is a very “sentimental” cognac, stored under State control since the 25th of January 1974, in a very humid cellar located on the bank of the Charente river in the city center of Cognac. This cellar is today the Cognac Museum. The harvest 1973 was abundant ( 62% compared to the harvest 1972 in Petite Champagne!) and was qualified of “harvest of the century” at the time. Warm gold colour, with amber lights. The nose is rich and unctuous; ripe fruits, dark-red plums, Mirabelle plums, spices (curcuma, cardamom, pepper) and sandalwood, cedar scents. Surrounding the fruits, the lovely old rancio nose that well-matured Cognac develops. The taste increase the fruity delicacies (plums again, dark chocolate with cinnamon) and the spicy side (tobacco, nutmeg). At the end, slightly bitter as coffee beans, complexity and elegancy of a controlled rancio.
Christian Drouin Calvados 1973 Pays D'Auge 42% 700ml$997.00
Classic Calvados aged in casks having contained only calvados and cider. World-wide celebrated! FRANCE: Martine NOUET comments: "We all dream of achieving maturity without losing our freshness: let's hope that we all succeed as well as this COEUR DE LION 1973." U.S.A. Paul PACULT'S Spirit Journal - The ten-year Summary Issue Recapping every rating from 47 editions of the Spirit Journal from 1991 to 2000. The ten best brandies I've tasted : 1991-2000 "Coeur de Lion" 1973 Calvados Pays d'Auge France N° 5 !!! Michael JACKSON - Observer Magazine, October 27, 2002: "In this instance, the cask was refreshed with new cider, and it shows ripe fruit and apple blossoms in the fragrance and palate. Nutty, autumnal finish".
Delord 1973 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml$248.00
Colour: Light amber Bas-Armagnac with old copper reflections. Nose: Rich, full, fruity, notes of blond tobacco, citrus and liquorice. Mouth: Supple attack, balanced, melted tannins. We find a note of citrus and spice. Beautiful persistence in the mouth which leaves a feeling of roundness and softness.
Compagnie Indes Rum Kiaman 1973 & 1993 46% 700ml$752.00
A limited edition of 500 bottles, this amazing blend is the result of a unique blend: A cask of traditional Guadeloupe aged from 1973, then transferred 10 years ago in a single bigger oak cask (1000L). With a cask of two 1993 rums, blended together in 1995 in Europe then aged in an old rum cask. It was a Guyanese rum made from three unusual stills; Savalle from the Diamond distillery, Enmore and Port Mourant from Uitvlugt distillery and a Jamaican pot still rum from Wedderburn. This blend was aged in an ex rum cask. The specific DNA of this blend is as follows: 72.2% 1973 Guadeloupe and 27.8% 1993 Guyana / Jamaica.