Francis Darroze Armagnac 1987 Domaine de Coquillon
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1987 Domaine de Coquillon, 50% Baco/50% Ugni Blanc - 49.3%ABV - 28 Year
All the armagnacs produced on this estate are sold by Darroze. The distiller, Mr. Roumat, distills the two grape varieties grown on the estate at 53% vol. The ageing period in new casks is a minimum of 4 years. All the vintages from the estate have in common aromas of stewed prune as well as toasted aromas, and are rounded and unctuous.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - I cannot claim to have tasted all the finest Bas-Armagnacs, but I know of no one who makes finer Bas Armagnac than Darroze. All his Armagnacs are unblended from single vineyards from a single vintage. He is considered the “Pope of Armagnacs”… You haven’t tasted real old style Armagnacs until you try one of these incredibly intense, fiery creations. The aromas are undeniably heady, but deliver powerful yet complex scents of vanillin, leather, sauteed almonds, and hickory. Extremely full bodied and intense, the remarkable amount of fruit these Armagnacs possess and the astonishing richness they have set them apart from just about any other brandy on the market.
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