Domaine Tariquet Bas-Armagnac VSOP
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • earthy
  • ginger
  • rancio
  • apricot
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • marzipan
  • peach
  • sweet

Domaine Tariquet

Bas-Armagnac VSOP (0.7l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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Character Goatson
An indulgent Domain Tariquet Armagnac that proves the value of fine Armagnac.

Grapes have been growing in the fields of Tariquet for hundreds of years. The region was decimated by the epic Phylloxera blight, but a few hectares of viable vines survived the disease. Jean-Poerre Artaud and his father purchased the estate in 1912. The family ran the château — planting and tending the vines through two world wars. For decades they sold their grapes on the wholesale market and bottled a portion into Wines and Armagnacs for themselves, family, and friends. In 1972 they formalized their family business into a company for the production of true estate Bas-Armagnac. Fans of Armagnac eagerly await each release.

We love Cognac, but Armagnac is usually where the value is these days. But this prime grape region is just south of Cognac and Bordeaux and produces some of the finest distilled Eau de Vie in the world. And it’s aged in the same barrels as its upscale cousin. Domaine Tariquet Bas-Armagnac VSOP is a superior example of the craft. It is comprised of the most traditional combination of varietals for the region — 60% Ugni-blanc and 40% Baco grapes. The Spirit has aged in the cellars of Domain Tariquet for a minimum of seven years, though some older Spirit is included. It’s simply delicious.

Smartass Corner:
Bas-Armagnac is one of the three regions in France where Armagnac can be legally produced. The other two are Armagnac-Ténarèze and Haut-Armagnac.
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is warm and earthy with notes of toasted baguette, gingersnaps, rancio, and dried apricots.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is exceptionally smooth with warm oak, vanilla cream, stewed peaches, and a hint of marzipan.

Finish
The finish is very smooth, warm, and lightly sweet.
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  • earthy
  • ginger
  • rancio
  • apricot
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • marzipan
  • peach
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
To delve even deeper with Cognac and Armagnac, they live about 180 miles apart, so they're practically neighbours. Cognac is mostly made from one sort of grape, while Armagnac loves variety. The most interesting difference is their PR: Armagnac is one of the oldest Spirits on the planet and it was rarely exported. Cognac, on the other hand, was the export blockbuster with good marketing. It even had Napoleon III as its poster boy, who made sure Cognac was sold in every medieval supermarket.
The best way to enjoy a Calvados or Cognac is in a balloon-shaped snifter. Armagnac? Try a Champagne flute or a tulip-style glass instead.
If we’re calling dibs on who gets first-born privileges, Armagnac edges out Cognac. The Spirit is the oldest type of Brandy in France, with documented distillation dating back to the early 15th century.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
To delve even deeper with Cognac and Armagnac, they live about 180 miles apart, so they're practically neighbours. Cognac is mostly made from one sort of grape, while Armagnac loves variety. The most interesting difference is their PR: Armagnac is one of the oldest Spirits on the planet and it was rarely exported. Cognac, on the other hand, was the export blockbuster with good marketing. It even had Napoleon III as its poster boy, who made sure Cognac was sold in every medieval supermarket.
The best way to enjoy a Calvados or Cognac is in a balloon-shaped snifter. Armagnac? Try a Champagne flute or a tulip-style glass instead.
If we’re calling dibs on who gets first-born privileges, Armagnac edges out Cognac. The Spirit is the oldest type of Brandy in France, with documented distillation dating back to the early 15th century.
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