Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 40 years 43% 700ml$343.00
At 40 years, the Armagnac's style is definitely apparent. The quality of the oak used is very important, as the right use of a quality barrel will bring complexity and finesse to the Armagnac; elements that can be judged and appreciated after 40 years in contact with the wood. The diversity in crus, vintages, grape varieties and styles has allowed Marc Darroze to work on his "Les Grands Assemblages" (The Great Blends), chosen for their complementary characteristics, the selected Armagnacs in each bottling are of different ages. After over four decades in 400-litre barrels, expect this to have evolved layers of sweet spices, candied fruits, rancio and super soft, round tannins.
Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 20 years 43% 700ml$202.00
20 years old, the prime of life. This Armagnac is full of life and displays a lovely character. Already the alcohol is tamed, the tannins more refined and the aromas take shape. It is certainly the most wonderful age for the Armagnac enthusiast who appreciates the force and the maturity.
Darroze 1983 Bellair Grand Bas Armagnac 50% 700ml$312.73 $344.00
Gold color, intense. Brown reflections. The nose is marked by the long aging: cigar box, leather, liquorice, nutmeg, toast, gingerbread, toffee. However, the nose stays fresh and light. We find these balsamic aromas, licorice, chocolate on the palate with a more spicy finish: white pepper, candied ginger. Nice length in the mouth.
Darroze 1981 Lahite Grand Bas Armagnac 46.4% 700ml$348.00
Nice golden colour with red tints. The nose is very seductive thanks to the aromas like candied fruits, chocolate, brown tobacco and liquorice. Superb. The palate is rich, also very complex in aromas: orange peel, prune, cinnamon and pepper. Tannins are very delicate. Very long finish.
Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 12 years 43% 700ml$166.00
After 10 years in contact with the oak, Armagnac starts to take on the aromas of ageing. The fruit that is still present, is accompanied by the first aromas of soft spices such as liquorice and cinnamon. Still quite fiery, this eau de vie will become more complex after a few minutes breathing in your glass. CLICK HERE TO SHOP MORE ARMAGNAC!
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.
Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 20 years Carafe 43% 700ml$253.64 $279.00
20 years old, the prime of life. This Armagnac is full of life and displays a lovely character. Already the alcohol is tamed, the tannins more refined and the aromas take shape. It is certainly the most wonderful age for the Armagnac enthusiast who appreciates the force and maturity.
Darroze 1982 Lahitte Grand Bas Armagnac 48% 200ml$109.00
Size: 200ml This almost 40-year-old Grand Bas Armagnac from Chateau de Lahitte and cellared at Darroze is a perfect gift or treat showcasing the magic of all the time spent in the barrel. Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Lahitte 1982 shines with never-ending aromas of dry apricots, orange peel, acacia honey, mint and verbena. The superbly balanced palate is fruity with silky tannins.
Darroze 1982 Lahitte Grand Bas Armagnac 48% 700ml$337.00
This almost 40-year-old Grand Bas Armagnac from Chateau de Lahitte and cellared at Darroze is a perfect gift or treat showcasing the magic of all the time spent in the barrel. Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Lahitte 1982 shines with never-ending aromas of dry apricots, orange peel, acacia honey, mint and verbena. The superbly balanced palate is fruity with silky tannins.
Darroze 1971 Gaube Grand Bas Armagnac 42.2% 200ml$148.00
At the Château de Gaube, the Morel family produces the Bas-Armagnac. Around the farm you will find a whole 6.5 hectares of vineyards with about 40 year old vines with the Baco grape variety. Saint Martin distills the entire production and works with a continuous distillation process where no more than 52% alcohol is obtained. For the cask storage, they use oak from the local forest. Darroze Collection Unique Vintage 1971 Château de Gaube is bottled at 42.9% alcohol and consists of 100% Baco. This Bas-Armagnac has spent a full 47 years on oak barrels.
Darroze 1979 La Poste Armagnac 48% 200ml$105.00
Yellow colour, golden tints. The nose is fine, with some delicate oaky notes (toast, tobacco, fire colour, gold highlights). The nose is fine, marked by aromas of delicate and controlled woody notes (toasted bread, brown tobacco, butterscotch, honey, beeswax). Superb. In the mouth, we feel again this quality of oak character. Beautiful balance between aromas - alcohol - tannins. Long in the mouth.
Darroze Grand Bas Armagnac Les Grands Assemblages 30 years 43% 700ml$260.00
Maturity begins at 30. The fresh fruit is transformed into dried and candied fruit, the spicy character asserts itself, the first aromas of « rancio » appear and the alcohol is perfectly mellow. The fiery youth softens and relents. This Grand Assemblage is the perfect example of magnificent balance that one finds in eaux de vie of this age.
Darroze 2003 Monturon Grand Bas Armagnac 50% 700ml$210.90 $232.00
Nice golden color with darker tints. Very interesting nose where we feel some oaky flavours like tobacco or toast but also fruity (dry fig, prune).Very complex. In the palate, the tannins are still present. The spicy flavours (pepper, liquorice) are present. Long in the palate.
Darroze 1972 Grand Bas Armagnac 43.4% 700ml$468.00
Golden yellow colour, with darker tints. The nose is very expressive, with a lot of different flavours: dry figs, prune, apricot, walnuts. On the palate, the quality of the tannins is superb. A high-quality rancio character shows that the ageing conditions were perfect.
Darroze 1998 Au Martin Bas Armagnac 48.6% 200ml$78.00
50% baco, 40% ugni blanc, 5% folle blanche, 5% colombard. Golden color with yellow tints. The nose is very fruity, complex, with flavors like ripe quince, dry fig, orange jam, spices (vanilla and cinnamon) et verbena infusion. In the palate, we feel again the fruity character. Some tannins, still young but silky, are taking along the brandy. Long in the palate.
Darroze 2000 Petit Lassis Armagnac 48.6% 200ml$73.00
SKU : DAR2000PETITLASSIS200ml Brand/Distillery : Francis Darroze Country of Origin : France Vintage : 40 years ABV : 48.6% Volume : 200ml