Tariquet Bas-Armagnac VSOP
Tariquet // Bas-Armagnac, France
Château du Tariquet is a family-owned estate which produces Armagnac from their vineyards located in the Bas-Armagnac in Éauze, France. This bottling uses 60% ugni blanc and 40% Baco grapes for distillation. Their VSOP is aged a minimum of 7 years in French oak barrels and is all-natural color.
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 aroma here seems more spice-driven than the VS bottling, but also is showing some licorice, leather, and dark fruit. The palate is a bit oily, but lacks a bit of body. the dried fruit and spices seem to be combined such that it displays as one unit, but the alcohol seems somewhat out of balance with the rest of the brandy. That said, the finish is pleasant enough; would seem to be a better way to kick-off the night rather than with to end, especially with some paté and charcuterie."