Review: Darroze 30 Y.O. Les Grands Assemblages Bas Armagnac / by Jason Hambrey

30 years
Distilled from Wine from Colombard, Folle Blanche, and Ugni Blanc
Distiller Darroze (Bas-Armagnac, France)

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: 2015

The spices have started to shift now with age from more clove into some of the more volatile menthol notes of cardamom and anise. Rancio, brilliant nuts, old candle wax, and a plethora of dried fruit add in a beautiful background to the spicy and rich center. This does not disappoint! The palate is complex, light, and elegant, with no shortage of spices, pralines, roasted nuts, oak, sandalwood, and dried citrus peel.

Assessment: Very Highly Recommended.

Value: Low. At this price, you can get better Armagac, but, as above, this is very nice stuff still.