Only the finest eaux de vie from the best terroirs are used in the production of Baron de Lustrac vintage Armagnac. Once distilled the colourless spirit is aged in 420 litre oak barrels. It is here, in barrel, that the Armagnac leaches vanillins and tannins from the toasted oak which lend the spirit colour and flavour. The depth of colour and complexity of flavour increase all the time the spirit is aged in cask, the colour can range from pale straw to rich amber. As Armagnac ages it becomes darker in colour and softer, smoother and more elegant on the palate whilst aromas and flavours of prunes, violets, fig, honey, butterscotch and rancio develop. Part of the alcohol evaporates naturally during the long years in cask - this is known as "la part des anges" (the angel's share).
Bottled: 2014 42% ABV
Armagnac is the oldest spirit in the world, used as a medicine in former times it has been distilled and appreciated since 1411. Armagnac is also a region, part of the southwest of France and is divided into three "sous-appellations" : Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze and Haut-Armagnac. Baron de Lustrac works with a number of small producers and growers and oversees production and ageing of their spirit - this allows them full control of their Armagnac.
Baron de Lustrac 1989 Folle Blanche Bas-Armagnac
- Brand: Baron de Lustrac
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 17
- SKU #: 1813