Bas Armagnac Wine

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Bas-Armagnac is a subregion of Armagnac in the Gascony area of France. Its name refers to its low altitude, and certainly not the quality of the spirit. In fact, it is said that the highest quality Armagnacs are produced here. 
The most concentrated area of quality production is in the Northwest portion, Les Landes. This area is often referred to as Grande Bas-Armagnac. The main varietals used in Bas-Armagnac are Ugni Blanc and the hybrid Bacco Blanc (a.k.a. Bacco 22-A), with much smaller amounts of Folle Blanche. The soils are sand-based with high iron content and pebbly clay. The spirits produced here are known for their delicate gracefulness, even when young. 
For more information on Armagnac history and production, please see Armagnac
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Glad to hear all went well OT, how many people did you have over?We picked up ... finished up with some 1961 Bas Armagnac that was just super.&nbs Read More

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  • Have some 2011 Cru Beaujolais lined up, perhaps followed by some 2007 Oregon ... ... Then, some 1961 and 1990 Bas Armagnac to cap it off.Looking forward to not cooking this year (we're picking up from a local diner Read More

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  • Marie Duffau Bas Armagnac 1973


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    Wine review by NathanM

  • Laubade Floc de Gascogne NV


    I have grown to absolutely love this stuff!Initially, I thought it too sweet but once I began drinking it appropriately as an aperitif or as a dessert wine/liqueur I developed quite an affinity. It is very complex, but to me the flavors I detect most often are apples and butterscotch. I drink it in small doses, chilled, either with dessert or as... Read More

    Wine review by chrishain

  • Chateau Saint-Aubin Bas Armagnac Reserve NV


    I'm updating my own review now that I've had the bottle open a few days. Contact with more air has allowed the Armagnac to develop a floral, sweet sandalwood quality, and if anything the feeling of a cinnamon-spiced orange has only increased. Part of the mythology of this is the Round the World (Tour du Monde) sea voyage - so I suppose here we ... Read More

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  • Chateau Saint-Aubin Bas Armagnac Reserve NV


    The packaging notes that the estate dates to the 13th century and has been making Armagnac since the 16th cent. After a checkered past of being owned by various dissolute French aristocrats who all seemed to come to bad ends, the Chateau is now owned by a Swiss billionaire and friend-of-the-arts with an interest in Armagnac. The Reserve was issu... Read More

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  • Domaine d'Esperance Bas-Armagnac 10 Years NV


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  • Château de Laubade White Blend Floc de Gascogne 1920


    Of course its fantastic, but its $1,000! For that reason it just gets a 4. Very smooth, with caramel flavors. Very complex with a warming finish. Read More

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