Delord Vintage Bas Armagnac 1981 30 year old
|Region||France, Armagnac, Bas-Armagnac|
Wood box is not included in online orders.
Secondary and tertiary aromas, such as miso, dried chanterelles and leather, sing in this long aged Armagnac. The palate shows hints of stony mineral and tamari, along with a hint of butterscotch. An intricately balanced spirit.
Prosper Delord began in 1875 as one of ArmagnacR17;s traditional roving distillers, bringing his pot still to the various farms of Bas-Armagnac. His son Gaston took over in 1925, settling in the village of Lannepax, where great-grandsons Jerome and Sylvain now carry on the tradition, along with their father Jacques and Uncle Pierre. Delord grows all four of Armagnacs main grapes on its own 42 hectares, as well as working with other local growers. While they once bought wine to distill, on my last visit, Jerome Delord told me that the family has invested more in winemaking over the past decade and now only buys grapes, giving them even more consistency and quality control. Delord’s 25-year-old is one of the great Armagnac blends, a timeless classic. - From Exploring the World of Armagnac (Jul 2018) by Jason Wilson