Domaine de Baraillon 2011 Folle Blanche

Bas-Armagnac

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Domaine de Baraillon 2011 Folle Blanche

Bas-Armagnac

Distillery / brandDomaine de Baraillon
GrapeFolle Blanche
CountryFrance
RegionBas-Armagnac
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol49%
Distilled2011
Bottled29-01-2022
€ 70,95

€ 58,64 (excl. vat)

In stock

Tasting note

Nose

The scent of fresh flowers is the first thing we notice. Lavender and violets fill the nose, followed by strawberries, grapes and even some mango.

Taste

The juicy aroma of oranges and pineapple makes this a special taste. The wood influences are evident, but perfectly balanced with the uber fruity character. Even some elderflower is mentioned.

Finish

The finish is wonderfully mildly sweet and medium-long.

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.  

What others say

On WhiskyFun.com, this Armagnac from Serge Valentin received 88 points.

Read Serge Valentin's tasting note here.

Domaine de Baraillon 2011 Folle Blanche

Domaine de Baraillon 2011 Folle Blanche

€ 70,95

€ 58,64 (excl. vat)

In stock