At Fareham Wine Cellar we stock 1965 Armagnac from Baron de Lustrac and Baron de Sigognac. Both producers are specialist in the production and supply of rare, old, vintage Armagnacs and both still have stocks going back to the early 1900s – have a look here for a full list of available vintages, maybe there is one for another anniversary or birthday celebration.
1965 Vintage Armagnac has a number of advantages over other wines and spirits from 1965.
Baron de Sigognac is a family owned producer of Armagnac owned by the Gausch family since 1974. All of their Armagnacs are aged as single vintage brandies and most are bottled as single vintage Armagnac. However Baron de Sigognac do blend some for bottling as 10, 20, 25 and 50 year old blends and for their XO Platinum. They also make a fantastic orange Armagnac liqueur called La Grande Josiane.
Baron de Sigognac 1965 Vintage Armagnac has a beautiful reddish amber colour with a fine and elegant nose that is powerful and harmonious with notes of wood, candied orange and vanilla. Bold and elegant in the mouth with a rich structure and aromas of dried fruits. Well balanced with a long and spicy finish.
If you look on the Baron de Sigognac Vintage Armagnac chart, you can see they categorise it as a powerful and expressive Armagnac whose main flavours are spices with rancio notes (the nutty, savoury aromas and flavours that develop with age).
In addition to Baron de Lustrac we also supply Baron de Lustrac 1964 Vintage Armagnac. Baron de Lustrac is another small, artisan Armagnac producer who specialises in the sourcing and bottling of older Vintage Armagnacs.
Baron de Lustrac 1965 Vintage Armagnac is presented in an old-fashioned Armagnac bottle and wooden box, these rare vintage Armagnacs 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 (they are usually single cask bottlings) and, where relevant, the grape variety.
Baron de Lustrac 1965 Vintage Armagnac has a good, deep, mature golden brown colour. It has a very complex nose with aromas of dried fruit (prunes, raisins), leather, tobacco, nutty and caramel notes. The palate is concentrated and rich with a good freshness. There is some fruit and spicy, rancio character with a long and complex finish.
Read about how Vintage Armagnac is regulated.