Abv: 43%. Distilled in 1986, Bottled in 2016
The Dartigalongue family started to distill in 1813 and is the oldest Bas Armagnac house (founded in 1838). While Dartigalongue owns vineyards, the house has always been famous for the way it ages its Armagnacs. In order to keep the focus on that great reputation, it stopped distilling about 5 years ago and now purchases its young Armagnacs from other producers in the village. They work a lot with the local Gascon oak, which gives various spice notes and contributes to the house style.
“Vintages are typical in Armagnac and Dartigalongue has an impressive collection with most years and even some from 1829. The best sommeliers in the world choose Dartigalongue and dinners are regularly built around their Armagnacs. Menus from top Parisien establishments, including the Moulin Rouge, adorn the walls of the company’s museum that also boasts an awe inspiring number of documents from the beginning of the company’s creation.” – Amanda Garnham, French Entree