Marie Duffau 1979 30 Year Armagnac
Marie Duffau // Armagnac, France
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 1979, 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 distillation is down slowly at a lower temperature than other armagnac producers. Bottled at 43% ABV.
ArmagnacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specified grapes . Typically, only single-distilled, but not required. Aged in oak. Minimum aging: if VS-1 year (2 years, if exported), VSOP-5 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018. Previously 6 years), Hors d’Age-10 years.
Cask TypeFrench Oak