Château Garreau XO Hors d'Age 12 Year Old Armagnac


Château Garreau XO Hors d'Age 12 Year Old Armagnac

A fabulous XO 12 Year Old Armagnac from Château Garreau. This Armagnac is from the Bas Armagnac region and has spent over 12 years in old oak casks in the château cellar. An excellent balance of fruity and oaky aromas

  • Tasting: Dark orange. Ripe fruits nose: apricot, yellow peach, with a hint of vanilla. Soft palate with a blend of apricot and pear. Ending is slightly cacao
  • Grape variety: Baco, Ugni blanc, Folle blanche
  • Alcohol: 40%
  • Double Gold Medals at the Chinese Wine and Spirits - Awards Best Value 2014
  • Gilbert & Gaillard Guide - Tasting 2016 - Note: 92/100
  • Size: 50cl, 70cl and 1.5l bottle and 70cl prestige carafe
  • Note: Alcohol abuse can be dangerous to health

More Info

  • 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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