The result is a supple, full-fruited and liquorous Armagnac with a rich, smoky bouquet reminiscent of prunes and a lingering, mellow finish. Forty percent alcohol by volume (80 proof).
This Armagnac is supple and full-fruited, with a rich, smoky bouquet reminiscent of prunes and a lingering, mellow finish.
Larressingle V.S.O.P. Armagnac is produced from a cross-vintage blend of distillates of not less than eight years of age, as opposed to the legal minimum of four, and exclusively from wines from the Bas- Armagnac and Ténarèze districts. Younger Armagnacs from the Bas-Armagnac predominate in the V.S.O.P. quality, and are blended with a smaller proportion of older Ténarèze to lend refinement and elegance to the finished spirit.
The highest-quality Armagnac is usually enjoyed after dinner as a contemplative drink. It should be served at cool room temperature and allowed to warm in the glass, which slowly releases waves of aroma. Pour about 1 inch of Armagnac into a thin tulip-shaped glass or a snifter. The glass may be held in the palm of the hand to warm the liquid. Pause to smell the aromas, then take small sips to appreciate the Armagnac’s smooth texture, its expressive layers of flavor and its lengthy finish.