The aromas are round and fat with chocolate, spice, spice cake and wood. The palate is full with a light forest floor note and funnel cake on the finish. This is heavy Bacco, a nice Bourbon drinkers brandy Aged in oak for a minimum of 12 years. D&M Tasting Notes
For nearly two centuries now, the Laudet family produces the Château Laballe’s Armagnacs on the estate. From the vineyard management to the years of aging, everything is done to extract and preserve the most of the Sables Fauves soils’ singular characteristics. The vines are cherished and soils worked to highlight the iron oxide (main characteristic of Sables Fauves) that brings a subtlety and fullness specific to the Château Laballe‘s Armagnacs.
Armagnac is distilled by simple stoking, in an ongoing still; the alcohol vapours go up from tray to tray and cross the cold wine in the opposite direction. Specific to the preparation of Armagnac, this technique allows a greater retention of aroma compared to a distillation by double stoking.
The château uses the same still since 1923. It is a copper still that requires attention from the distillers because it is wood heated and supplied manually. As a result, temperature varies significantly during the distillation (as opposed to gas stills that have a constant temperature). These changes provide an extra character to the Armagnacs.
Minimum 12 years of ageing. 44.2% ABV. ESSENTIAL. It is a soft, balanced and intense Armagnac: perfect balance between mellow woody notes and candied fruit aromas, the very essence of an Armagnac. Pure tasting or during a meal. Distillery Notes
Laballe Rich 12 Bas Armagnac
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