Armagnac

Ducastaing 1975 Bas Armagnac (40%, Aldi, 2016)

Ducastaing 1975 Bas Armagnac

Armagnac Review

  • ABV: 40%
  • Age: 41 Years Old
  • Bottling: Aldi
  • Category: Bas Armagnac
  • Cost: £24.99
  • Origin: Undisclosed
  • Vintage: 1975

Ducastaing_1975

What they say

A bottle of Ducastaing 1975 Armagnac, a carefully distilled Armagnac with a distinctive note of white flowers, dried plums and cooked orange

What I say

Part of Aldi’s Christmas Specials 2016 was this 1975 Millesime (vintage) Bas Armagnac bottled under the Ducastaing label. Made in the Gascony region of South west France, Armagnac is  a Brandy typically made from wine and column distilled. most likely sourced as the company address is located in Paris I have no idea which estate this originates from, but £25 for a spirit that was older than me is a bargain regardless of heritage.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark golden brown (15/20), slow, medium-fine tears and tapered legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, linseed oil, nutty, hazelnut, almond, wood polish, antique wood, laquered, shellac, beeswax, plum and prunes.
  • Taste: Smooth, slightly fruity again with prune and black plums, damsons, slightly spicy and pepeery, tannic oak wood, caramel, subtle ginger and nutmeg spices accompany figs and marzipan.
  • Finish: Long, spiced, dried fruit sweetness and drying oak.

Overall

Gently spiced, rich dried fruit and tannic oak, well rounded and drinkable.

Score 85/100

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