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Chateau Tariquet Hors d'Age Bas Armagnac 15 Years Carafe 40% 700ml

15 Years
Chateau du Tariquet

Chateau Tariquet ART DECO Hors d'Age Bas Armagnac 15 Years (Ugni Blanc 60% , Baco 40%) CARAFE Natural colour 40% 700ml

A blend of Ugni Blanc (60%) and Baco (40%), aged 12 to 15 years, the Hors d'Age from Domaine Tariquet is a supple and complex eau-de-vie, combining finesse and power. The tannins are perfectly integrated, testifying to a subtle alliance between oak and fruit. The finish offers superb aromas of toast, rancio and candied fruit. The natural colour of the Domaine's Bas-Armagnacs comes exclusively from aging in oak barrels.
Domaine Tariquet has been the cradle of an entire family since 1912. First of all, the home of Hélène and Pierre Grassa, who began the tradition with their love of fine Armagnac. Then, the home of their children Maïté and Yves, both fervent winemakers, who have now been joined by Yves’ sons, Armin and Rémy, the third generation of winegrowers in the family. Together they manage the Tariquet estate, which has always remained an independent and, now more than ever, family-owned company. They run the property with an eye on the future and have built a business that is well placed to meet market demand. With close to 900 hectares of land, they produce Tariquet white wines and Bas-Armagnac brandies that have won international acclaim. Tariquet were the first winemakers in France to apply the rules of modern winemaking ( No oxidation, temperatures, special yeast…) being taught in France universities of oenology, just before and after the 2nd world war. Most students, sons of vignerons learned but never really applied it, since back home the fathers would insist, with a slap, in continuing with the centuries old methods. Tariquet opened the ways, at first despised by most, then grudgingly admired for their, fresh clean fruity wines. Years later the new world would follow with their successful New World Wines.With such vision Tariquet would also be excellent at Armagnacs, concentrating with foresight on the vine varietal Folle Blanche, which before the Phylloxera crisis, represented 90% of cognac and Armagnac production and was famous for fast ageing, preserving freshness of floral and fruity aromas. But post phylloxera Folle Blanche was difficult rotting by 25% to 50%. Tariquet must be admired to have persisted to be today the main exponent of brilliant Folle Blanche Armagnacs
International Spirits Challenge 2020, United Kingdom - Gold CWSA Best Value 2020, China - Gold International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020, United Kingdom - 95 points Independent Winegrowers' Competition 2020, France - Silver Gilbert & Gaillard Competition 2020, France - Gold ISW Meininger International Spirits Award 2020, Germany - Gold International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019, United Kingdom - Gold Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019 - Gold CWSA Best Value 2019, China - Gold  

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