Boingneres Bas Armagnac 2001 49% 700ml$332.00
This exquisite brandy is bottled at cask strength, 100% Folle Blanche, and demonstrates crisp acidity with a lengthy finish.
Boingneres Bas Armagnac 1976 48% 700ml$831.00
Tasting Notes: A very tasty-looking long-aged vintage armagnac from Domaine Boingneres, who distinguish themselves not only by bottling at natural strength but also by releasing single grape variety armagnacs, which is almost unheard of.
Domaine Boingneres 1985 Cepages Nobles Grand Bas Armagnac 49% 700ml$539.00
This bottling bears the phrase “Cépages Nobles” meaning “noble grapes”, a reference to the high-quality Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes used to produce this marvellous bottling. It is another in a line of excellent single vintage releases from the small-scale producer Domaine Boingnères. This is a distillery with an unerring commitment to quality, using the majority of their small 50 acre vineyards to grow the challenging, yet delicious, Folle Blanche grape. The same family has farmed this land since 1807 and is now in its 6th generation. Furthermore, the distillery refuses to use any caramel colouring or chill-filtration and is often bottled at cask strength. They continue to use traditional continuous alembics, which run non-stop during the 20 day distilling season. The Domaine often distils as low as 52%, meaning that no dilution is required before casking or bottling, and the maximum flavour is ensured. Maturation occurs in a small barn on the estate in French oak casks, some (like this bottling) resting for many decades. The resulting Armagnac is of the highest quality, with a breathtaking balance between delicious, oily, spicy fruit, and robust, decadent oak. A fantastic bottle from one of the best in the industry. Colour: Quite intense but deep. Smell: vast fineness of the nose, peach, grape, apricot and melon, darker undertones of chocolate and a limited flow of wood, plum and marzipan. Mouth: dry, fruity, sweet and light and dark at the same time.
Domaine Boingneres 1986 Bas Armagnac Folle Blanche 49% 700ml$599.00
A 1986 Bas Armagnac at 49% ABV. A rare example of vintage Armagnac distilled entirely from Folle Blanche grapes. in 1807 by Jean Boingnères and now run by Martine Lafitte, Domaine Boingnères has just 20 hectares and makes only top quality Armagnac. The wine is distilled in a 'Sier' still and then aged in 420 litre oak barrels, Strangely it has a dry ageing cellar creating a much slower ageing but an astonishing quality which makes Boingnères one of the few very best Armagnacs. And Martine makes sure that it is the dearest.
Domaine Boingneres 1981 Folle Blanche Grand Bas Armagnac 48% 700ml$839.00
A higher-than-normal strength Bas Armagnac from the 1981 vintage, remarkable also for being produced solely from the once-ubiquitous, now all-but-forgotten Folle Blanche grape.