Baron de Lustrac 1972
Vintage Armagnac - Armagnac is the oldest spirit in the world, used as a medicine in former times it has been distilled and appreciated since 1411. Armagnac
is also a region, part of the southwest of France and is divided into three "sous-appellations" : Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze and Haut-Armagnac. Baron de Lustrac works with a number of small producers and growers and oversees production and ageing of their spirit - this allows them full control of their Armagnac. Only the finest eaux de vie from the best terroirs are used in the production of Lustrac's vintage Armagnacs. Once distilled the colourless spirit is aged in 420 litre oak barrels. It is here, in barrel, that the Armagnac leaches vanillins and tannins from the toasted oak which lend the spirit colour and flavour. The depth of colour and complexity of flavour increase all the time the spirit is aged in cask, the colour can range from pale straw to rich amber. As Armagnac ages it becomes darker in colour and softer, smoother and more elegant on the palate whilst aromas and flavours of prunes, violets, fig, honey, butterscotch and rancio develop. Part of the alcohol evaporates naturally during the long years in cask - this is known as "la part des anges" (the angel's share). Presented in an old-fashioned Armagnac bottle and wooden box, these rare vintage Armagnac
s are available in strictly limited quantities. Each label is inscribed with the year of distillation, the name of the Domain of production, the bottle number and, where relevant, the grape variety. In this year - April 29 1972
- The fourth anniversary of the Broadway musical Hair is celebrated with a free concert at a Central Park bandshell, followed by dinner at the Four Seasons. There, 13 Black Panther protesters and the show's co-author, Jim Rado, are arrested for disturbing the peace and marijuana use.
This is not a stock item but we should be able to get it in stock within 4 - 5 working days. Please phone 01329 822733 for any further information.
Will make an ideal 40th Anniversary
or 40th Birthday present