Chateau du Tariquet do things the old-fashioned way, continuing to use a direct wood-fired continuous Armagnac alembic. The result is fantastic spirit from the Bas-Armagnac terroir, where the soil is iron-rich, acidic and rocky. Whilst this might sound inhospitable, it actually means that the earth is full of the nutrients necessary for an intense Armagnac. This bottling is a blend of eau-de-vie made from Ugni Blanc and Baco grape strains, aged for at least 7 to 8 years in French oak casks. This bottle of Chateau du Tariquet bears the French word “Carrement”, meaning “firmly” or “downright”, a good description of this strongly flavoured spirit. The Armagnac is rich, fruity and complex, with floral notes and hints of vanilla. The finish brings a lasting sweetness, with a touch of oaky woodspice, marking a fantastic expression in their range.