This small producer is found in the tiny French town of Lannemaignan, which has a little over 100 inhabitants. The Domaine is likely named after its close proximity to the historic French Basque country, an ancient nation that stretches across the border between Spain and France. This region is also part of the Bas-Armagnac appellation of the Armagnac region. The area is known for its slightly acidic and rocky soil, which is rich in limestone and clay, and is perfect for the cultivation of the grape strains that Armagnac producers prefer. Michel Lamothe is the producer at the Domaine, and has managed the distillery for many years, continuing to produce delicious spirit using old-fashioned Armagnac alembics. This bottling is a VSOP Armagnac, meaning that the youngest spirit in the blend must be matured for at least 4 years. As such, the spirit has an excellent balance between youthful vigour, and dignified maturity: with both notes of freshness and succulent grapes, and notes of oak and toffee. The flavours are given an extra boost by being bottled at 46% and without chill-filtration.