Delord 25 years old is elegant on the nose with peppery and spicy notes, it is in the mouth that this Armagnac will unveil its complexity of cocoa, spices (pepper), well blended tannins, vanilla, rancio (walnut) …. A great Bas-Armagnac eau-de-vie…possibly the best value spirit we do!
‘The deep, old copper penny colour is reminiscent of aged tawny porto; flawless purity. The potent spirit races from the copita in the initial aromatic burst, leaving behind dried aromas of raisins, prunes and herbs; aeration serves to alter the aromatic direction as the bouquet turns biscuity, caramel-like, honeyed, cream sherry-like, and even dark chocolate, with more than a passing perfume of cheese-like rancio; wow. The palate entry is suggestive of bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa butter, chocolate covered raisins, and dark honey; at mid-palate the taste profile becomes fruitier than the entry and less bitter-sweet, making for a succulent aftertaste that’s spectacularly satisfying. As good as twenty + year old armagnac can get. A genuine classic.’ 5 Stars, Paul Pacult.
Aspect: deep amber, shiny clear, olive green reflections.
Nose: soft spices, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, gingerbread. Advanced wood rancio (walnut).
Palate: advanced wood, pepper, vanilla, rounded tannins, rancio (walnut). Initial cocoa, supple, soft and long final.
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Situated in Bas-Armagnac, vineyards are made up of Colombard, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grape varieties. The distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family. The distillation, the most essential and fascinating stage in the production of Armagnac, takes place at the beginning of November through to the end of December. Their old Sier Armagnac alambics, that they wouldn't part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour. Delord cellars contain 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. Delord thanks to their vision have stored such quantities of good Armagnacs for such a long time that they have the resource to be very competitive in price for the same quality. They also concentrate on Armagnac styles, very rounded, soft and easy to drink, that they are amongst the most successful producers.