Delord Armagnac-Tenareze 1979 40% 700ml
This vintage is a quite special incoming from the Tenareze region when most of the expressions we see in Australia are Bas Armagnac. With a soil that is more limestone and clay than the sandier soil of the other regions, generally, Tenareze distillate can be more powerful and benefit from longer ageing. Tasting Notes: Nose: Fruits of kirsch, cherry plum-Mirabelle, almond and cherry stone. Palate: Bitter orange, liquorice. Has a long, mellow finish.
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.