Coppery topaz in the glass with a characterful, intense, vibrant nose showing candied chestnut and dried currants mingled with luscious oaky notes of cigar box and sandalwood. Very mellow, complex palate. With more than 175 years of experience, devotion and work, the Castarède family knows how to select the best possible Bas Armagnac grapes in addition to growing its own, on its estates in the region. After fermentation into a fine acidic, light wine, the crucial distillation process follows in Armagnac stills. Maturation is in oak barrels for twenty years, which is more than three times the statutory minimum for XO Armagnac.
A very beautiful golden colour with copper tints. aromatic and fresh. the nose is intense with notes of dried fruits, almonds, apricot and stones. the finish is harmonious and generous. a frank and perfectly balanced spirit.
Immense care and preparation by Mr. Gérard Laberdolive has resulted in him being acclaimed as one of the region's top producers. His Armagnacs are rich and heady yet lacking any harshness. In particular the older vintages are a connoisseurs delight.