A wonderful 10 year old bottling from this small-scale Domaine in Armagnac. Chateau de Pomes only has a vineyard of around 100 acres, planted on a sloping plateau that enjoys plentiful sun. They use Ugni-Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng to create they fantastic Armagnac, each benefitting from the clay-like soil, which boosts the grapes’ flavours. Unlike many other Armgnac producers, Chateau de Pomes Peberere maintain a permeant distillery onsite, keeping two traditional continuous Armagnac alembics. They distil once a year, at the beginning of December, about 40 days after harvest has finished, with the process taking about two weeks.
This bottle of Armagnac was aged for fully 10 years in 400 litre French oak barrels, kept in the Chateau’s wine cellars. Here maturation and evaporation are slow, creating a marvellous balance between the fruit and wood flavours. Chateau de Pomes Peberere is known for its distinctive prune flavour, and aromatic nose, both perfectly demonstrated by this delicious spirit. The slightly higher ABV of 42% really lets the flavours come to life. An excellent Armagnac by every measure.