1986 Domaine de Baraillon 30 Year Old K&L Exclusive Armagnac (750ml)

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Just in time for the 30-year birthday parties of 2016 comes the 1986 vintage from Domaine de Baraillon, one of the most beloved of the small Armagnac produces we work with exclusively here at K&L. The Claverie family has become renowned around our retail stores for their robust, rich, and old school brandies; spirits of grit, complexity, and power. This 30-year-old expression captures all of those elements entirely, bringing the intensity of an older bourbon with the dark fruit and caramel of a sherry-aged Scotch. It's all made, however, on a tiny farm in the middle of Gascony. There are cows, chickens, and pigs running around the estate each time we visit. It's the epitome of quaint country French spirit. And the spirit that derives from it!

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Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/9/2016 | Send Email
We keep getting in these amazing direct import Armagnacs and I feel it is rather unfair—because it is hard to choose. Nevertheless when I tasted this one from 1986 I responded immediately to it. Rich caramels in the nose are also found in the body layered with notes of butterscotch and a hint of dark cheery pit. Although this is a rich decedent Armagnac, it is still really well balanced and super smooth. Low heat on the finish means that this might go down a little too easily.

Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2016 | Send Email
This 30 year old Baraillon is an full bodied powerhouse.It is soft and round with deep concentrated flavors. There are tons of fruit flavors intermixed with an interesting earthiness. It is complex and a joy to drink. Baraillon Armagnacs are always a favorite treat.

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Alcohol Content (%): 46