Armagnac is a distinctive kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France. It is distilled from wine usually made from a blend of grapes including Baco 22A, Colombard, Folle Blanche, and Ugni Blanc. Wikipedia
Larressingle produces a complete range of armagnac, reflecting the know-how of our successive cellar masters. In the purest Gascony tradition,
The Napoleon range is the link between VSOP and XO eaux-de-vie. For lovers of balanced and distinguished eaux-de-vie.
The opening aroma is atypical but following aeration the aroma becomes more of a customary Armagnac perfume as scents of sweet oak, prunes, cocoa, spice and raisins meld. The palate entry is assertive, sweet and raisiny; at midpalate a brief flash of spirit is followed by fat flavors of sautéed butter, almond paste, nougat and dark honey. Aftertaste is rich, long and sweet.
Aged 15 years and distilled from mostly the hybrid Baco grape, Château de Briat Hors d’Age is big, rich, and round brandy brings to mind that chubby guy who is, to everyone’s surprise, an excellent dancer. Aromas of licorice and tobacco smoke, comforting flavors of candied nuts, chocolate, and dried fig, leading to a warm, enveloping finish.
A blend of great Armagnacs aged for at least four years in oak casks, this product has a bronzed amber colour, an intense, well-balanced bouquet and a long finish with spiced notes of plum, vanilla and forest growth.
The youngest of the brandies in this typical Bas-Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in our cellars, for at least 15 years. An intense bouquet, steeped with the aromas of freshly baked bread, toast and underlying candied fruit. Fresh, supple and well-rounded on the palate, revealing a subtle union of vanilla oak and fruit. Good length, with the aromas of dried fruit and toast on the finish.
A blend of 3 to 5 year-old Armagnac made from Ugni Blanc and Baco grapes. Notes of honey and dried plums. Soft and smooth, with a satisfying sweetness on the palate. While the Gelas family can trace its origins in Gascony back through the centuries, Maison Gelas Armagnac was founded in 1865 and has been in its present location in Vic Fezensac ever since. The firm is now run by the engaging Philippe Gelas, who represents the 4th generation of the Gelas family at the helm. Today the production follows the techniques of distillation traditional to the region, but the marketing is modern and innovative. Philippe Gelas offers a wide range of styles of Bas Armagnac and imaginative presentations. Most importantly, the vague old designations such as Reserve and Hors d’Age have been replaced by precise statements of age such as 8 years, 18 years, and 25 years, complemented by an essential entry-level “Selection.”
A beautiful shade of old rum. A fine, elegant, subtle bouquet with no austerity. The oak reveals a hint of vanilla, enhanced by traces of cinnamon and dried fruit. The esters produce cocoa and vanilla aromas. A strong, well-balanced palate releases flavours of spices and currants. The finish has spicy undertones, with marked vanilla, prunes and dried fruit.
One of our favorite Negociants in the Armagnac world is Francis Darroze. His specialty is buying brandy from small producers scattered around Gascony, and finishing the brandy is his cellars. They are all bottled at cask strength, and bottled as vineyard designated, vintage-dated Armagnacs. Each one is a masterpiece.
Rich, Semi-sweet, Smoke, LongFrance- A blend of Armagnacs with an average age of 12 years. Flavors and scents of smoky oak, almond butter and nougat underline the richness and roundness of this subtle and elegant spirit. Double Gold Medal- San Francisco Spirits Competition and New York Spirits Competition.
This exquisite example pours a bright honey/orange and greets the nose with aromas of dellicate white flowers and citrus. The palate is round with floral notes repeating from the nose alongside plum and light ginger followed by a lengthy and flavourful finish.
In Larressingle, two centuries of tradition yield the single best-selling Armagnac in the United States. Larressingle VSOP Armagnac is produced from a cross-vintage blend of Armagnacs of not less than eight years of age, as opposed to the legal minimum of five, and exclusively from wines from the Bas Armagnac and Ténarèze districts. To produce the light, smooth texture expected in the finest Armagnacs, 20% of the blend is double-distilled. This Armagnac is supple and full-fruited, with a rich, smoky bouquet reminiscent of prunes and a lingering, mellow finish.
After being harvested and vinified separately, the wine proceeding from each grape variety is being distilled separately. Labiette Castille armagnacs all result from the single-distillation made in the traditional Alambic column still. This guarantees that most of the complex flavours and aromatic components are kept after the distillation.
This is the result of blending more than 30 different brandies, the youngest one having aged at least 15 years in French oak casks from Gascony. The final blend is made under the supervision of the Cellar Master and this bas armagnac is slightly fined and filtered before its bottling.