The Armagnac in Delord Authentique spent an average of 30 years in oak barrels, first in heavily-charred new French oak, before finishing in older barrels. Pairs well with fruit tarts, particularly pear, and almonds.
L'Authentique is an assemblage of very old Armagnacs born of the selection of different barrels representing, in our minds, the most emblematic vintages of our house.
An Armagnac with great complexity marrying notes of vanilla, wood, and roasted coffee beans with aromas of prunes, walnuts, and dried fruit. A Bas Armagnac with true Gascon character! Bonne degustation!
"Aromas of baking spices, nutmeg and grilled stone fruit play on the nose. Spicy at first in the mouth, then developing into tobacco leaf and hints of caramel. The layers continue to unfold as you sip." (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2018)
5 stars! Highest Recommendation
"Tawny/ Bronze color; superb purity. Entry soars...and presents a focused taste profile that's rich in texture and almost rum-like in flavor intensity; midpalate is this brandy's pinnacle moment... Concludes extra long in the throat, honeyed, raisiny, and perfectly proportioned. A Delord touchstone moment." (Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal, 2018)
Gold Medal (International Spirits Challenge, London, 2013)