LES GRANDS ASSEMBLAGES
Mastering the art of blending armagnacs.
Subtle and mastered blends of armagnacs from different soils, different years and styles give each cuvée an identity only the complementarity of vintages allows. These masterful blends offer time-consistent flavor and balance as well as varied pleasures according to the age of each Armagnac (8, 12, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years old).
Pick your aging
Les Grands Assemblages « 8 ans d’âge »
This blend with very little wood influence, displays a predominance of fruity aromas, along with a variety of other flavours, including prunes, candied orange zest and quince to name but a few. A straightforward armagnac that is highly strung but nevertheless smooth and enveloping. You can drink this armagnac as an aperitif, with or without ice and also use it for cocktails.
Les Grands Assemblages « 12 ans d’âge »
After 10 years in contact with the oak, Armagnac starts to take on the aromas of ageing. The fruit that is still present, is accompanied by the first aromas of soft spices such as liquorice and cinnamon. Still quite fiery, this eau de vie will become more complex after a few minutes breathing in your glass.
Les Grands Assemblages « 20 ans d’âge »
20 years old, the prime of life. This Armagnac is full of life and displays a lovely character. Already the alcohol is tamed, the tannins more refined and the aromas take shape. It is certainly the most wonderful age for the Armagnac enthusiast who appreciates the force and the maturity.
Les Grands Assemblages « 30 ans d’âge »
Maturity begins at 30. The fresh fruit is transformed into dried and candied fruit, the spicy character asserts itself, the first aromas of « rancio » appear and the alcohol is perfectly mellow. The fiery youth softens and relents. This Grand Assemblage is the perfect example of magnificent balance that one finds in eaux de vie of this age.
Les Grands Assemblages « 40 ans d’âge »
At 40 years, the Armagnac’s style is definitely apparent. The quality of the oak used is very important, as the right use of a quality barrel will bring complexity and finesse to the Armagnac; elements that can be judged and appreciated after 40 years in contact with the wood.
Les Grands Assemblages « 50 ans d’âge »
The age of reason. According to the freshness and the balance of Armagnacs of this age, it is sometimes time, at the end of 50 years to stop the barrel ageing. However, the use of barrels that have been exhausted of their tannins over many years in contact with the eau de vie is still possible. The aromas of chocolate, leather and roasted notes are characteristic of these very old eaux de vie.
Les Grands Assemblages « 60 ans d’âge »
Eternal … A 60 year old Armagnac is eternal. It is rare to find an eau de vie that continues to express such character after so many years. This blend is the result of a long and delicate selection that has allowed us to preserve only those Armagnacs that have travelled through time without a single wrinkle.