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Château Garreau Hors d'Age 10 Year Old Armagnac 50cl

Château Garreau Cuvee Royale 6 to 10 Year Old Armagnac

  • £3700

A fabulous Cuvee Royale from 6 to 10 Year Old Armagnac from Château Garreau, this is from the Bas Armagnac region and has spent a minimum of 6 years in old oak casks in the Chateau cellar. The traditional method distillation and cask ageing have mellowed the characteristic floral nose and dried fruit flavours of this fine digestif

  • Tasting: Fine nose, marked by notes of vanilla, cinnamon and candied orange
  • Grape variety: Baco, Ugni blanc, Folle blanche
  • Alcohol: 40%
  • Size: 50cl, 70cl and 1.5l Bottle and 70cl Prestige Carafe, all in a box or wooden gift box
  • Note: alcohol abuse can be dangerous to health
  • Chateau Garreau Armagnac is produced and bottled at the property sine the 19th century; initially by the Prince Sukhorov Kabylin of Russia, previous owner of the domain, who once purveyed the Tsar's Court of Saint Petersburg with his Armagnacs
  • Chateau Garreau is located in the Bas Armagnac region, being the best area for producing top quality Armagnac
  • The estate covers 82.5 ha, 25 of which is dedicated to the vine, planted with Baco, Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc for Armagnac; and Colombard, Gros Manseng, Tannat, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon for Floc de Gascogne
  • The Armagnac distillation process uses column (continuous) stills. The white wines with their final yeast lees (8-10% ABV) the become eaux de vie (52-60% ABV). At this stage, Armagnac has already a very rich and fruity taste, but it is the slow aging process in carefully chosen oak barrels which imparts its complexity

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