One of the very finest bottlings from the stalwart producer of the Armagnac region, designed to celebrate the centenary of the Chateau’s reopening. This beautifully presented spirit was created using Chateau du Tariquet’s traditional direct-wood-fired continuous still. This process of distillation gives their spirit a unique quality unparalleled in the Armagnac industry. L’Armagnac du Centenaire is produced from a blend of three different grapes, each serving to add a different feature to the spirit. The finest of these is Folle Blanche, which adds extraordinary elegant spices, and an oily mouthfeel. To this is added Baco grape Eau-de-Vie, which lends strength of flavor, and Ugni Blanc Eau-de-Vie which gives the blend a zesty freshness. Each component of this blend has been aged for between 10 and 30 years, ensuring an excellent balance of youthful vigour and aged dignity.
A rich, intense oaky opening gives way to dried fruit flavours, with highlights of apricot, pears and creamy honey. The bottling is packaged in a charming, handsome space-grey box, with sliver ribbon tied across the neck of the bottle. Only 2,012 bottles were produced, reflect its May 2012 bottling date, so those desperate to try this bottle should move fast. This Armagnac is bottled at a cask strength of 53.5%, giving the flavours a real boost.