1959 Gelas Bas Armagnac (700ml)
$1500. 00 Bottle
With a focus on Bas Armagnac and La Ténarèze, the house of Gelas is today led by Philippe Gelas, representing the fourth generation of the family to take the reins. He has been running the firm since late 2001, carrying on in the innovative spirit of his forebears by introducing single varietal Armagnacs, emphasising alternative styles, as well as vintage dated bottlings, exclusively from the year of harvest stated on the label. The exceptionally old 1959 is one from the archives, with Australia receiving a miniscule allocation, Distilled in 1959 and bottled in 2018, this remarkable wood-aged spirit promises a sublime brandy experience. At around 50-60 years of age, the wood has infused its full quota of tannins and aromas to the liquid. At this stage, explains Gelas, the Armagnac is typically decanted into glass demijohns where it will continue to age in storehouses built by Baptiste Gélas in 1875. The period in glass continues to develop the brandy, helping to harmonize the aromas and preserve the characteristic rancio notes. 40% Alc./Vol.