DARROZE Bas-Armagnac "Domaine Au Martin" 1998 - 70cl
Wine Region: South-West - France
Grape: Baco, Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc
Tasting notes: Golden color, with yellow tints. The nose is very fruity, complex, with flavors like ripe quince, dry fig, orange jam, spices (vanilla and cinnamon) et verbena infusion. In the palate, we feel again the fruity character. Some tannins, still young but silky, are taking along the brandy. Long in the palate.
About the winery:
As the son of acclaimed chef Jean Darroze, Francis had a natural inclination to the culinary arts and a taste for tradition and authenticity. He channelled this into a passioned search for quality individual estate Armagnacs, starting as a trader and producer of vintage Bas-Armagnacs in 1974. With an utmost respect for the spirit, alcohol levels are reduced through years of evaporation through ageing — never through dilution with water. Blending and colouring agents are also prohibited. And to prolong the ageing process, the Armagnac is only bottled when ordered. The business is now in the hands of Francis’ son Marc, a trained oenologist.