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1989 Delord Bas Armagnac (700ml)

Armagnac, FRANCE
$135. 00 Bottle
$1620.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%
Bottled in 2018, this is another of Delord's vintage dated releases. As always, only a tiny volume makes it to Australia. Less than a handful on offer.

Tasting note: Brilliant copper penny colour, shines from the glass. A soft, well-rounded bouquet, balancing fruit and wood: Figs, dried apricot, prunes, vanilla…a touch of shellac... more air contact accents pepper heat and increased oakiness, becoming mildly sappy, green-wood like. Medium bodied with dried fruit flavours and a spike of pepper. Muted clove, vanilla and cigar box through the finish. Robust. 40% Alc./Vol.

Situated in Bas-Armagnac, Delord's distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family. They comment, "Our old Sier Armagnac alambics, that we wouldn't part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour. Our cellars contain our 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". This expression was made from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard harvested, pressed and vinified separately. 40% Alc./Vol.