Clean, beautiful color with green highlights, in the mouth there are nutty and licorice notes. An eau de vie with plenty of personality. Importer Notes

Armagnac is very well known for its vintages, something that has always set it apart from other spirits. The spirit leaves the still, enters the barrel and, without being blended with other vintages, is lovingly raised until being bottled years down the road. Vintage-dated Armagnac Robust, Rich and Characterful The Perfect Birthday and Anniversary Gift Armagnac, distilled mainly in Gascony in the southwest of France, is recognised as the only brandy to come close to the quality of cognac - indeed some connoisseurs specifically prefer the more robust flavour of armagnac. It is distilled once only, in a specialised copper still that was invented in the Armagnac region on the nineteenth century.

Frequently, small farmers use a portable still, which is wheeled from farm to farm. It is then aged in black oak, which gives tannin and deep colour to the brandy. The ageing and labelling of armagnac is done in much the same way as cognac. The region known as Armagnac is divided into three areas (in order of descending quality): Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze, and Haut Armagnac. Any bottle bearing only the word Armagnac, without mention of any of the regions, is a blend of two or all three regions. 

Veuve J. Goudoulin 1980 Vieuxe Bas Armagnac

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