Grands Assemblages Bas-Armagnac.Dessert like aromas of bananas foster and madagascar vanilla. This is bright and light with spice and tropical fruits and grape distillate. The vanilla comes back on the finsh, giving a nice round ending. D&M Tasting Notes
Maturity begins at 30. The fresh fruit is transformed into dried and candied fruit, the spicy character asserts itself, the first aromas of "rancio" appear and the alcohol is perfectly mellow. The fiery youth softens and relents. This Grand Assemblage is the perfect example of magnificent balance that one finds in eaux de vie of this age.
For several generations, the Darroze family has scoured Gascony in the Grands Crus centre of the Bas Armagnac region. Thousands of centuries old treasures are held in stock at the Darroze house. This diversity in the crus, the years, the grape varieties and the styles has allowed Marc Darroze to work on this range known as "Les Grands Assemblages" (The Great Blends). Chosen for their complementary characteristics, the selected armagnacs in each blend are different ages. Each age on the bottle indicates the age of the youngest Armagnac in the blend.
The fruity aromas in the younger blends, with flavours of chocolate and coffee for the older eaux de vie, changing to notes of spices and candied fruits around 30 years old; the aromatic palette evolves naturally over the years.
You can discover this evolution in each blend. Many years of ageing in 400 litre oak barrels have given the oiliness and roundness to the tannins so that each "Grand Assemblage" reveals its own proper balance between the alcohol, the aromas and the tannins.
Darroze (Francis) 30 YR Les Grands Assemblages Bas-Armagnac
- Brand: Francis Darroze
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 5
- SKU #: 100747