Hints of butterscotch, cheesecake, fruit'n'nut chocolate delivering a rich, soft caramel and smooth finish of sweet spices.
This vintage of Delord Bas-Armagnac 'Authentique' is a blend of vintages from 1960 to 1980.
Delord Bas-Armagnac 1983 exhibits hints of quince, prunes, raisins aromas and finishes with a palate of nutmeg, ginger, cocoa, grilled wood.
Situated in Bas-Armagnac, vineyards are made up of Colombard, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grape varieties.
The distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family.
The distillation, the most essential and fascinating stage in the production of Armagnac, takes place at the beginning of November through to the end of December.
Their old Sier Armagnac alambics, that they wouldn't part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour.
Delord cellars contain old treasured vintages and include more than 700 oak barrels that protect and age the Armagnac eau-de-vie dating from the 20th Century to the present day.
Delord thanks to their vision have stored such quantities of good Armagnacs for such a long time that they have the resource to be very competitive in price for the same quality.
They also concentrate on Armagnac styles, very rounded, soft and easy to drink, that they are amongst the most successful producers.
Delord Bas-Armagnac 1988 - seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent vintage.
Vanilla, spices (pepper) & cocoa followed by coffee and grilled toast and light tannins on the finish - delicious!
Derrumbes San Luis Potosí is a relatively austere nose that gives way to a sweet and complex palate that's very approachable for a traditional mezcal.
This mezcal is well balanced and fruity, this is a great mezcal for sipping.