At 25-years of age, this Armagnac has spent a fine youth in a great cellar, but it’s ready to live its best life with you. Elegant on the nose with peppery notes and plenty of spice, the first sips unveil all the complexity that only comes with age. Cocoa, pepper, vanilla and nuttiness surround soft, mellow tannins in one smooth sipper. Bourbon lovers will find a new friend here, in a “foreign exchange student” kind of way; This brings some of the same warm notes with a new accent and a decadence that’ll have you doing a double take at the price. Still among the best values in aged spirits, you’d do yourself a disservice by not picking up a bottle to try.
There is brandy, then there is Armagnac… and then there is Delord. Producing world-class Bas-Armagnac from family-owned vineyards and utilizing antique copper pot stills, the Delord family has been crafting some of the finest brandies from the region for well over 100 years. Today, the fourth and fifth generations keep the tradition and dying art form of alembic distillation alive for the world to taste.