Tariquet Bas-Armagnac VS Classique
Tariquet // Bas-Armagnac, France
The vineyards for the Château are located in Bas-Armagnac and for this bottling, 60% ugni blanc and 40% Baco grapes were used in its distillation. This is the youngest expression of their portfolio and is aged a minimum of 3 years in French oak. This family-owned, independent estate produces both Armagnac and still wine.
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
"The fruity aromas are minimal as the focus is a bit more musky and spicy, but what fruits are there are more in the prune family. A bit sweet as you taste, those flavors quickly veer to bittersweet and finishes slightly nutty and tart. The dried fruits come through a bit more than on the nose, but don't get into those fruit punch flavors some very young cognacs have. A bit lean, but would be a good introduction to armagnac for those making the leap from cognac as the tannins are low and the barrel spices are integrated well with the brandy."