Baron de Sigognac are one of the top suppliers of Armagnac and specialise in older Vintage Armagnacs. We supply a wide range of their Armagnacs dating back to the early 1900s.
Thierry Beaumont from Baron de Sigognac gave me permission to post this Armagnac Vintage Chart which they have created to show how the Baron de Sigognac Armagnac vintages compare in terms of their main characteristics. In this Armagnac vintage chart you can cross reference the 5 main tastes – spices, fruits, bakery, floral and green – with three different weights ranging from “fine, light and easy to drink” to “classic, rich and well-balanced” up to the “more powerful and expressive” vintages.
Follow the link below to open the PDF file and check what the main characteristics of the Vintage Armagnac from your birth year might be:
Baron de Sigognac Vintage Chart – baron-de-sigognac-vintage-chart
Armagnac is arguably France’s second most famous brandy, after Cognac, and tends to be richer, fuller-bodied and more powerful than the often more delicate, floral Cognacs. However, with age, Armagnac become very soft, smooth and mellow indeed and often offer much better value for money than their rather more fashionable cousin.
Baron de Sigognac has been owned by the Guasch family since 1974 and the family can trace their roots in Gascony all the way back to the 12th Century. They are now one of the region’s largest courtier and negociant operations and specialise in sourcing and bottling older vintage Armagnacs. The Domaine is unusual in the Armagnac region as all of its own production is used to distil Armagnac – they do not produce any wines at all. The distilling is done using a 100 year old short column still which produces around 50 to 60 casks of new Armagnac per year. The spirit is then left to quietly age in their cellars until the father-and-son team of Jean-Claude and Thomas either decide to bottle the Armagnac as single vintage Armagnac or use it one one of their fantastic blends – see their 10 year old, 20 year old, 25 year old and 50 year old blends, as well as a fantastic Platinum XO.
See all of our vintage Armagnacs, including those from Baron de Lustrac, here. Perhaps see if we have one from your birth year!