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Château Laballe Bas Armagnac 1970

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Château Laballe Bas Armagnac 1970
Producer Château Laballe
Region, Country Armagnac, France
Bottle Size 700ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 16631-700

The great spirit of Gascony has been made in this part of south-west France for at least seven centuries, predating Cognac—which is made in the Charente Valley three hours to the north—by a century and a half. And yet, while the global appreciation of this rural spirit has long lagged behind its urbane (and well-marketed) cousin, Cyril Laudet and his wife Julie are here to ensure that Armagnac is no longer content to quietly sit by and play second fiddle.

Located at the edge of the great Landes forest (France’s largest) and Gers river, Château Laballe lies in the village Parleboscq, part of the Bas Armagnac terroir. Château Laballe’s founder, Jean-Dominique Laudet, purchased the Domaine back in 1820. After a career in the spice trade, Jean-Dominique’s dream was to settle down in the country and produce France’s oldest spirit. Today, Cyril and Julie are the 8th generation to continue the family tradition, and are determined to galvanise their ancient Estate, without sacrificing its enduring connection to the past. And they’re off to a flyer. 

100% Baco grape. In the glass, the 1970 is a bright amber colour, with gold flecks and  viscous tears. Powerful aromas of roasted coffee, cinnamon biscuits, tobacco and cocoa emanate forth, followed by a balanced, open and powerful palate rich in spice, toast and rancio notes. A harmonious and distinguished Armaganac is on offer here.

Château Laballe Bas Armagnac 1970

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