"Baron G. Legrand" 1980 Bas Armagnac, 0.7 L
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Armagnac excellent amber.
Armagnac has a velvety, harmonious, well-balanced taste with a long finish captivating.
Armagnac with soft exquisite aroma with pronounced woody tones.
Armagnac is the perfect digestif, ie helps digestion and is used at the end of the meal, but if it is used in the middle of dinner, then approach it smoked salmon, gourmet sausages, dishes Gascon cuisine, foie gras, stews, flambe traditional meat and game. Armagnac is served for dessert (Armagnac with apple, chocolate), and the strength of the drink wears off a sweet dish. With it's worth a try berries and fruits - agen prunes, cherries, raspberries, orange. Armagnac also goes well with coffee and cigars.
... The French say: "Cognac we presented all over the world, and Armagnac left yourself."
Birthplace of Armagnac, Gascony is an area - the southern province of France. Mention of Armagnac in the 18 century, when it was used as a drug, but then there is the concept of cru (cru) for alcohols and recognition of Bas-Armagnac (Bas-Armagnac) - the most prestigious area, which produces the best spirits, local produce a softer with a slight odor of violets and cinnamon. Alcohols from grapes this area extremely powerful, with a long taste, extremely fragrant. In Armagnac predominant grape varieties: Ugni Blanc (Ugni Blanc) (up to 75% of the area) and Colombard (Colombard), Folle Blanche (Folle Blanch) and Bako 22A (Vaso 22A) - the only hybrid used for the manufacture of alcoholic beverages.
Baron G. Legrand 1940 Bas Armagnac (Baron G. Legrand Ba Armagnac 1940) - this is an old Armagnac with excellent texture and extraordinarily long finish, it is made in accordance with ancient traditions. For a long time exposure alcohols lost his aggressiveness and acquired a pleasant tannins.
Impeccable quality Armagnac Baron Gaston Legrand 1940 warm the body and soul, giving an exquisite pleasure. Excellent, quality mature millezim - a great gift!
Armagnac Baron Gaston Legrand made cognac house L'Heureux (Lheraud), whose history dates back to 1680, from the owner of Alexander L'Heureux, vineyards that are in the Petite Champagne, near the town of Cognac. In 1970, the case goes Guy L'Heureux. It is engaged in the production and sale of cognac under the name "Sognac Guy Lheraud».
Currently, the estate has 182 acres of land, which is approximately 80 hectares, which grows grapes varieties Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard. Brandy House L'Heureux produces high quality cognac and Pineau Charentes (Pino de Charantes).
As for Armagnac, L'Heureux House bought the estate left without heirs, due to the presence of rich deposits millezimnyh aged Armagnac, in order to replenish the product range. In the second half of the 19th century, L'Heureux family acquired classic armanyachny distillation apparatus and received permission to manufacture grape alcohol. Armagnac distilled once. Armagnac Baron Gaston Legrand aged in oak barrels for a few - in the new, to drink imbibed energetic scent of fresh wood, and then the older - to slow and harmonious ripening, and even this is done in order to remove excess tannins. Black Oak for Armagnac is more appropriate than an oak of Tronse or Limousin. Barrels, the volume of which is from 700 to 1200 liters, stored on the earthen floor in the cellars, built of local stone. The aging process, evaporation and blending the same with the same process in brandy, but, as a rule, Armagnac is able to grow old no more than 40 years. After this period, to spill into glass tanks or bottles, where stops the aging process and Armagnac retains all its best properties. Very often armagnac applicable concept millesime (one year distillation). Millezimnye Armagnac Baron Gaston Legrand are the hallmark of the House of L'Heureux - although its present range of options and the traditional categories: VS, VSOP and XO. In Armagnac, as the product is valued variability: drinks from different years of production of the same houses may have dissimilar taste and aroma.
Good Armagnac shows an interesting variety of flavors. The most typical aromas of Armagnac seven: hazelnut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper. Millezimnye Armagnac Baron Gaston Legrand 1900 and 1995 differ in their flavors and taste different vintages. At a young vintages dominate notes of peach, violet, mint and always present background aroma of minerals and wet ground. In more aged Armagnac millezimnyh palette changes appear berry and woody tones, combined with aromas of dried fruit.