France, Armagnac

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More-so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Malbec), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled. Click here for our Bordeaux FAQs, the benefits of buying En Primeur or find out about how the wines from Burgundy are classified.
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  1. DELORD XO - 10 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC (200ML)
    Bas Armagnac Delord XO is aged for a minimum of 6 years and has a gorgeous burnished/tawny/bronze colour. ... Learn More
  2. FRANCOIS VOYER MISTELLE BLANC
    Subtle and elegant. Composed of 2/3 of grape juice and 1/3 of Cognac (approximately, the exact percentage is our secret), blended just after the grape harvesting. Aged in oak barrels more than 18 month after the blend Aromas of fresh fruit with hints ... Learn More
  3. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 5 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    A remarkably lingering Armagnac, eloquent proof that a four-year-old brandy can already be very good. ... Learn More
  4. DELORD 1996 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Grape Variety : Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche , Colombard, Baco 22 A ... Learn More
  5. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 8 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    The delicate finale emphasises the recent marriage of the fruit and the woody structure. A remarkably lingering Armagnac, eloquent proof that an eight year old brandy can already be very good ... Learn More
  6. CASTAREDE NAPOLEON - 15 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    The appellation Napoleon is a blend of Armagnac of at least 5 years old. Our Napoleon is a blend of Armagnacs which are around 15 years old. Gives ripe prune aromas and dry fruits. Is very smooth with some rancio notes. ... Learn More
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  7. DELORD 1985 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room TemperatureReady to drink ... Learn More
  8. DELORD 1983 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Light intensity, amber in colour and with pretty orangey tints ... Learn More
  9. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1990 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Old gold, orange reflections ... Learn More
  10. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1979 BAS ARMAGNAC
    An intriguing and complex Armagnac. ... Learn More
  11. DARROZE LES GRANDS ASSEMBLAGES (BLENDS) - 20 YEAR OLD BAS ARMAGNAC
    It is certainly the most wonderful age for the Armagnac enthusiast who appreciates the force and the maturity. ... Learn More
  12. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 12 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    A clean, intense nose expressing softness with vanilla and a pleasant note of cocoa. The esters are subdued, and reveal exotic fragrances when the brandy is exposed to the air. This unusual Bas Armagnac brandies offer a comprehensive and surprising ... Learn More
  13. CHATEAU TARIQUET 100% FOLLE BLANCHE - 15 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    The aromas of crystallised stone-fruits and liquorice are the sign of a great Armagnac of which Gascony can be proud ... Learn More
  14. DELORD - 25 YEAR OLD BAS ARMAGNAC
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room TemperatureReady to drink. ... Learn More
  15. DARROZE LES GRANDS ASSEMBLAGES (BLENDS) - 12 YEAR OLD BAS ARMAGNAC
    A boisterous 12 year old Bas Armagnac blended and bottled by the incomparable Darroze as part of their Grands Assemblages range. Hints of liquorice and cinnamon here, this really blossoms after a minute or two breathing in the glass. ... Learn More
  16. GELAS 100% FOLLE BLANCHE UNFILTERED - 18 YEARS BAS ARMAGNAC
    Folle Blanche is the historic variety of Armagnac which once dominated the vineyards before their destruction by phylloxera in 1878 ... Learn More
  17. DELORD 1972 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room TemperatureReady to drink ... Learn More
  18. DARROZE LES GRANDS ASSEMBLAGES (BLENDS) - 30 YEAR OLD BAS ARMAGNAC
    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 ... Learn More
  19. DOMAINE BOINGNERES 2001 FOLLE BLANCHE - BAS ARMAGNAC
    Encapsulating all the top aromatic qualities of the 1985 Folle Blanche, yet slightly softer. ... Learn More
  20. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1967 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Grapes:Ugni blanc, Bacco22A, Colombard ... Learn More
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  21. DARROZE DOMAINE DE TILLET 1975
    Darroze have been travelling the Armagnac region and selecting their favourite casks to bottle since 1974. ... Learn More
  22. DELORD 1966 BAS ARMAGNAC
    50 year old Armagnac ... Learn More
  23. DELORD 1963 BAS ARMAGNAC
    50 year old Armagnac ... Learn More
  24. DOMAINE BOINGNERES 1985 CEPAGES NOBLES FOLLE BLANCHE & COLOMBARD - BAS ARMAGNAC
    Distilled in 1985 from Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes, this wonderful Armagnac offers up Rich, spicy flavour. Another stunner from Domaine de Boingnères. ... Learn More
  25. DELORD 1962 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Grapes variety: Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Bacco22A ... Learn More
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  26. DELORD 1961 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Serving circumstance: After meal drinkServing temperature : Room TemperatureReady to drink ... Learn More
  27. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1960 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Deep amber, shiny clear, olive green reflections. ... Learn More
  28. DELORD 1952 BAS ARMAGNAC
    Grape Variety : Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche , Colombard, Baco 22 A ... Learn More
  29. COMTE DE LAMAESTRE 1967 BAS ARMAGNAC (GASCON POT 2.5L)
    Grapes:Ugni blanc, Bacco22A, Colombard ... Learn More
  30. DELORD 1946 ARMAGNAC
    Grape Variety : Ugni blanc, Folle Blanche , Colombard, Baco 22 A ... Learn More
    DELORD 1946 ARMAGNAC
    $1,650.00 Per item
  31. CASTAREDE 1946 ARMAGNAC
    Founded in 1832, Castarede is the oldest still operating in Armagnac. Under the guidance of six generations of the family, the house makes available vintage and non-vintage Armagnacs distilled primarily between 1900-2000, sourcing fruit from throughout the Bas Armagnac region. From ... Learn More
    CASTAREDE 1946 ARMAGNAC
    $1,899.00 Per item
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  32. CASTAREDE 1939 ARMAGNAC
    The Castarède vintages won medals for more than 20 years in large international professional competitions. Farmed according to tradition in hundred-year-old wine warehouses, the Castarède vintages from Armagnac can go back to 1893! A great selection sold at the price ... Learn More
    CASTAREDE 1939 ARMAGNAC
    $2,350.00 Per item
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