A wonderful, long-aged Armagnac from small scale distillers Chateau de Pomes Peberere. The Faget family have farmed the vineyards surrounding the 15th century Gascon castle since 1820, producing a range of wine and Armagnac from the small 100-acre plot. This vineyard is located on a plateau, which faces west and thus receives plenty of high sunlight. The positioning, in addition to the vineyard’s limestone, iron and clay rich soil, make this the perfect place for the growing of grapes. Here the distillery cultivates Ugni-Blanc and Colombard grapes, in addition to a little of a few other local varieties (such as Gros-Manseng).
Domaines tend to only release vintages of harvests they consider to be particularly delicious. This Armagnac definitely falls in that bracket, having rested for over 40 years in 400 litre French oak casks in the Chateau’s wine cellars. This long, maturation creates an extraordinary depth of flavour, with a floral, fruity nose and an oaky and intense palate. The finish is long and flavoursome, with highlights of toasty oak and dense vanilla. Another fine example of a long-aged, delectable, Armagnac.