Marie Duffau Hors d’Âge Armagnac
Marie Duffau // Bas-Armagnac , France
This Hors d'Âge from Marie Duffau is made using a combination of all four varietals permitted for armagnac. The fields of the family are split 70% for ugni blanc, 20% for baco blanc, 5% for colombard, and 5% for folle blanche. Although Hors d'Âge only need to be aged for 10 years, this bears an age statement of 12 years so all the eaux-de-vie in the bottle is at least that old. 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.
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