Domaine de Baraillon 1987

Bas-Armagnac

Domaine de Baraillon 1987
  • Domaine de Baraillon 1987
  • Domaine de Baraillon 1987

Domaine de Baraillon 1987

Bas-Armagnac

Distillery / brandDomaine de Baraillon
CountryFrance
RegionBas-Armagnac
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol42%
Distilled1987
Bottled14-03-2022
Out of stock

Tasting note

Nose

Harmonious with freshly baked sultana bread and quince jelly, juicy nectarines, apricots and honey. Floral aromas of lilacs, chamomile and orange blossom also echo on the nose.

Taste

Full and balanced. Juicy apples, warm plum tartness, cream, cinnamon, dried mango. Elderberry syrup is also mentioned along with vanilla pods, candied orange and honey.

Finish

Complex and fruity

The distillery

The Domaine de Baraillon is located just outside Lannemaignan in the Bas-Armagnac. The pretty little estate is surrounded by sunflower, maize and wheat fields and, of course, vineyards. Driving past the Domaine, you wouldn't even know that Armagnac is produced here, were it not for a large barrel on the side of the road with their name written on it. 

Claverie's Armagnacs are a combination of two properties: 4 hectares owned by Patriach Paul's sister in Le Freche and 12 hectares around his house. All vineyards are full of the three major grape varieties, Baco, Colombard and Ugni Blanc. Until 2012 they used the Loubere distillery in Labastide d'Armagnac, but in 2012 they bought their own stills in which they now turn their wines into spirits. The fresh eau de vie normally goes into 5,000-litre casks before being transferred to smaller barrels. Both new and old barrels are used for this purpose. The barrels are regularly aerated to promote oxidation. The oldest stocks date back to the late 19th century and it occasionally seems as if time has stood still at Domaine de Baraillon. Tradition and quality are therefore highly valued by the family.  

Domaine de Baraillon 1987

Domaine de Baraillon 1987