Situated in Bas-Armagnac, Delord’s distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family. They comment, “Our old Sier Armagnac alambics, that we wouldn’t part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour. Our cellars contain our old treasured vintages and include more than 700 oak barrels that protect and age the Armagnac eau-de-vie dating from the 20th Century to the present day”.
Produced from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard and Baco 22 A grapes.
Tasting note: Lovely gold ochre / bright copper appearance. Muted opening sniff yields a subtle fragrance of nougat and sweet spice. Further aeration stimulates notes of candied orange peel, vanilla and dilute maple syrup. A soft, round entry follows through to light to medium-bodied profile offering suggestions of light toffee, dried fruits and white pepper towards the finish which is dry and brimming with oak. Pulls up short. 40% Alc./Vol.