Depending on the vintage and the bottling, this Armagnac may or may not be labeled as 'Vieil Armagnac'.
Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $399 From: $351 To: $464
Search Rank 1228
Over all vintages, this was the 1228th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 3055th
Brandy is the name used for a wide range of potable spirits, made mostly from grape wines but sometimes also from other fruits (for fruit brandies see Eaux-de-Vie). The name brandy is a shortened form of brandywine, which an anglicized form of Dutch brandewijn, which means 'burnt wine'.
This is precisely what brandy is. To make brandy, wine is heated in a still until it separates into its components, which evaporate at various points on the temperature scale. The more volatile the component, the lower the temperature at which it evaporates, leaving behind the impurities and heavier compounds. This is the process used to turn wine into brandy.... more
Bas Armagnac lies on the western side of the Armagnac region of France and is famed for producing some of the best examples of this distinctively styled brandy. (Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.)
The temperate, oceanic climate and undulating valleys of Bas Armanganc ensure that the wines used in its brandies are high in acidity and low in alcohol. This, in turn, produces brandies that are stylistically delicate, complex and aromatic.... more
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