Marie Duffau Vintage 1997 25 Year Old Bas-Armagnac
49.6% ABV, 750 ml, bottled in 2022
Old copper color with orange hues, shiny and limpid. The nose is rich with silky aromas of vanilla, cocoa, butter and warm wood. In the mouth, the flavors remain centered around the vanilla and oak wood flavors with addition of fruit pit and walnut. The finish has very pleasant and persistent notes of rancio and butter. Aged 25 years in oak barrel.
"The house of Delord bottles their armagnac under two labels to honor different sides of their family: Delord, their grandfather, the first distiller of the family, and Marie Duffau, their grandmother, the owner of the vineyards. Each generation of the family has kept the tradition of armagnac distillation alive since 1893. This vintage bottling of Marie Duffau was distilled in 1997, and it is a combination of all four varietals permitted for armagnac. The fields of the family are split 70% to ugni blanc, 20% to baco blanc, 5% to colombard, and 5% to folle blanche." The Distiller