Friday, July 27, 2018

Chateau Arton Armagnac

Chateau Arton Armagnac
Much less well known that it's cousin to the North, Cognac, Armagnac is a wonderfully full flavored French Brandy that is rightfully growing in popularity. From France's Gascony region Armagnac is a French Brady distilled primarily from the Ugni Blanc Grape variety. While Cognac goes through a double distillation process, Armagnac is distilled only once, leaving it with a more robust and full-bodied flavor profile. These two Armagnac from Chateau Arton should not be missed.

Chateau Arton La Reserve Armagnac....$65.99
From the supposedly “less prestigious” Haut-Armagnac, Château Arton “La Reserve,” is distilled from 80% Ugni Blanc and 20% Colombard, and blended from brandies ranging four to 11 years old. Pretty, with aromas of fresh flowers and chamomile tea, and high-toned on the palate, with delicate pear and marmalade flavors. It’s a unique contrast to the characteristic boldness of Bas-Armagnac and Ténarèze. (Haut-Armagnac, 45% abv.)
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

2007 Chateau Arton Armagnac....$124.99
While this vintage has not been rated the
2006 was rated 97/100 by Vinous and the 2007 is a worthy follow up to the fantastic 2006. 
This luminous and limpid, amber coloured eau de vie exudes wonderful aromas of prunes and vanilla. Notes of dried camomile, pear and spices dominate in the mouth with a slight hint of menthol to add a pleasantly refreshing touch to the ensemble.

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