It is not usual to present a strong Armagnac with 54% vol. but I have decided to follow an authentic approach of great Armagnac according to the balance of all flavours. Since 1896 Emilio Lustau has been proud to offer a wide range of the best quality Sherries. The range comprises more than forty wines originating from the three towns which make up the Sherry Triangle: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
-Appearance : Intense topaz amber with gold highlights, bright and limpid.
-Nose : Elegant with a multtude of spices, notes of pepper and nuts.
-Mouth : the attack is clean, the tannins very rich with beeswax notes and tobacco. The finish is very rich on the palate on coffee and cocoa.
-Empty glass : Dry fruits and tobacco.
The Maison GÃ©las, created in 1865 by Baptiste GÃ©las, a barrel makerâs son, has been a family business for 150 years, and is Gascon heart and soul. It will take you through the different crafts and trades that have given birth not only to outstanding, vintage Bas Armagnacs, aged in casks in its chais or special storehouses, but also to a range of eaux-de-vie resulting from both know-how and a love of perfection. The Maison GÃ©las offers you the key to its nook of paradise, and will initiate you in the magic of ageing.
Gelas was born into liqueurs before it became one of the best houses of Armagnac with a collection of many old vintages, to make Armagnac Castarede jealous. Gelas is also famous for its single varietal Armagnacs defining the big differences between Baco, Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche.
He also experiments with great success one year or more cask finished Armagnacs in JuranÃ§on, Marsala, Pacherenc, Port, Sauternes, Sherry, and lately in the famous Australian De Bortoli Noble One and Black Noble casks.