Armagnac

Chateau de Tariquet, Grassa
Chateau de Tariquet is a 60 hectare, 300 year-old estate owned by the Grassa family. Chateau de
Tariquet Armagnac uses the grapes Ugni Blanc, Bacco and Colombard from vineyards between 10
and 50 years of age. Each varietal is fermented separately at cool temperature and then distilled
using the traditional wood-fuelled alambic. Only after fermentation and evaluation by Yves Grassa
are the eaux-de-vie blended. All are aged in new oak for between 5 and 15 months before being
blended with older Armagnacs for further aging. Chateau de Tariquet is one of the lightest and
gentlest of armagnacs.
Classique – £29.95
Baco 40% Ugni-blanc 60%. The Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in the cellars, for at least 3 years. A beautiful amber shade of antique gold.. The palate is bold and youthful, with a touch of vanilla, suffused with the heat of distillation and the youth of roasted oak.
VSOP – £33.95
Baco 40% Ugni-blanc 60%. The Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in the cellars, for at least 7 years. A beautiful shade of amber. A strong prune bouquet with a wealth of concentrated aromas. Aeration reveals superb aromas of baking bread, rancio and candied fruit. Smooth and well-rounded on the palate.
XO – £48.95
Baco 40% Ugni-blanc 60%. The Armagnac blend was aged in oak barrels, in the cellars, for at least 15 years. An intense bouquet, steeped with the aromas of freshly baked bread, toast and underlying candied fruit. Fresh, supple and well-rounded on the palate, revealing a subtle union of vanilla oak and fruit.