Category Archives: Armagnac

Chateau Tariquet Folle Blanche 12 years

Spirit Name: Spirit Type: Chateau Tariquet Folle Blanche 12 years Brandy Score: 86/100   ABV: 48.5%  Region: Bas-Armagnac, France Body: Medium Intensity: Medium Texture: Smooth Balance: Superb Best served: Grape: Neat Folle blanche  Theme(s): Tart, spicy, pepper, dry, citrus, under-ripe … Continue reading

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Delord Bas-Armagnac 1985

Spirit Name: Spirit Type: Delord Bas-Armagnac 1985  Brandy Score: 86/100    ABV: 40%  Region: Bas-Armagnac, France Body: Average  Intensity: Soft  Texture: Thin Balance: Good Best served: Grapes: Neat  Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard, Baco   Theme(s): Medium-dry, wood, raisin, prune, … Continue reading

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Francis Darroze 1959 51 Year Old

Spirit Name: Spirit Type: Francis Darroze 1959 51 Year Old Brandy Score: 91/100  ABV: 40% Region: Bas-Armagnac, France Body: Full Intensity: Gentle  Texture: Slightly viscous  Balance: Near perfect  Best served: Neat Theme(s): Blackberry, dark berries, dried apricot, prune, dates, rancio, wine, leather, … Continue reading

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Janneau XO Royal

Spirit Name: Spirit Type: Janneau XO Royal Brandy   Score: 92/100 ABV: 40% Region: Armagnac, France   Body: Medium Intensity: Medium Texture: Medium-buttery Balance: Heavenly, almost perfect  Best served: Cask: Aged:  Distillation: Neat Predominately Limousin Oak 12-25 years Single (80%), double … Continue reading

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Janneau VSOP

Spirit Name: Spirit Type: Janneau VSOP Brandy   Score: 84/100 ABV: 40% Region: Armagnac  Body: Medium  Intensity: Medium  Texture: Medium  Balance: Superb Best served: Age:   Neat 7-14 years Theme(s): Chocolate, cherries, vanilla, hazelnuts, “hot” twang of alcohol  Summary:   … Continue reading

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Chabot XO

Spirit Type: Brandy   Score: 87/100 ABV: 40% Region: Armagnac, France   Body: Full  Intensity: Medium-high (dense and blunt, bot piercing) Texture: Medium-oily Balance: Heavenly  Best served: Neat Theme(s): Floral, fruit (plum, lychee), compote, honey, blunt oak, old moscato, shiraz, chocolate, … Continue reading

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Nismes-Delclou Armagnac XO (20 Year Old)

★★★★ While this blog focuses on whisky, it would be a shame to ignore the wonderful variety of spirits available. I believe that it is important to try different spirits (especially armagnac, cognac and rum)to develop your palate and appreciation … Continue reading

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