The mighty Yak returns once more, bringing a new entry to Aficionados Armagnac portfolio. This bottling was packed with flavor, and an undeniable panel favorite when selection occurred. Pitched against a wide variety of other Armagnacs from Grosperrin's cellar, this 96 vintage gem met every criteria to become the next Armagnac in our portfolio.
Notes of syrupy fig, rich waffle cone, deep cacao with excellent oak structure enticed the panelists. It's a wonder that an Armagnac of this age, pedigree and ABV exists, let alone at a price like this - a reminder that we are truly inhabiting the golden age of brandy.
This Bas-Armagnac is originated from a small farm located close to the village of Courrensan, one of the best place for the Armagnac production. The young winegrower is mainly selling his wine production to a cooperative, but some years the travelling distiller comes to distill a part of this wine production. The cellar is quite small, with a 20 or 30 casks only, the oldest from the early 1990's. Some of them are extremely good, and this 1996 is one of them.Guilhem Grosperrin