Domaine d'Espérance Blanche Armagnac
Domaine d'Espérance // Bas-Armagnac, France
For generations Blanche (or un-aged) Armagnac has been enjoyed by the families that produce them and their friends but it wasn't until 2005 that they were “legalized” and made available commercially. This un-aged Armagnac is from the Grande-Bas vineyards of the legendary Montesquiou family. A blend comprised of folle-blanche and Baco eaux de vies that is aged and married in steel tanks for three months after distillation.
Blanche ArmagnacUnaged Armagnac produced from grapes allowed and grown in the Armagnac region. Must rest in an inert container for a minimum of 3 months.
"The nose is fruity and quite aromatic starting out with a blast of pear which morphs into lemon zest, sweet pipe tobacco, grass, and gummy candy. The palate is not much different with more gummy candy, pears drenched in honey, ginger, grass and pineapple. In all the Blanche Armagnac is fresh and fruity with a chewy mouth feel this would make a great cocktail base but could also be great chilled as an aperitif. "