Darroze 1979 Armagnac
"I cannot claim to have tasted all the finest Bas-Armagnacs, but I know of no one who makes finer Bas Armagnac than Darroze. All his Armagnacs are unblended from single vineyards from a single vintage. He is considered the 'Pope of Armagnacs'... You haven't tasted real old style Armagnacs until you try one of these incredibly intense, fiery creations. The aromas are undeniably heady, but deliver powerful yet complex scents of vanillin, leather, sauteed almonds, and hickory. Extremely full bodied and intense, the remarkable amount of fruit these Armagnacs possess and the astonishing richness they have set them apart from just about any other brandy on the market." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is how Darroze describe this Armagnac - "Yellow color, golden tints. The nose is fine, with some delicate oaky notes (toast, tobacco, Fire color, gold highlights). The nose is fine, marked by aromas of a delicate and controlled woody notes (toasted bread, brown tobacco, butterscotch, honey, beeswax). Superb. In the mouth, we feel again this quality of oak character. Beautiful balance between aromas - alcohol - tannins. Long in the mouth."