Domaine de Baraillon 1963

Bas-Armagnac

Domaine de Baraillon 1963
  • Domaine de Baraillon 1963

Domaine de Baraillon 1963

Bas-Armagnac

Distillery / brandDomaine de Baraillon
CountryFrance
RegionBas-Armagnac
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol45%
Distilled1963
Bottled07-04-2022
Out of stock

Tasting note

Nose

Pine forest is the first association we have. The wood is clearly present and we understand that all too well. 60 years of wood maturation has left its mark. You have to love it, but we love it. Obviously not just wood, dark fruit is also mentioned alongside sultanas and currants. Bit of nail polish remover is also recognised in combination with some eucalyptus.
 

Taste

Thick fruitiness as in stewed fruit. Again a hefty wood flavour, but well balanced with the spices and fruit flavours. Classic grape distillate. On the second sip, flavours like cigar leaf and old armagnac emerge. You taste the age. We suspect this armagnac has spent all this time in wood.

Finish

Bitter coffee notes complete the finish. What a powerhouse.

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 1963

Domaine de Baraillon 1963

Out of stock