Terroir: With concerns about protecting the environment, Domaine Tariquet has been sustainably managing the vineyards for over 20 years. The estate is certified ISO 14001 and HVE (High Environment Value).
Ageing & Blending: At Domaine Tariquet, our Bas-Armagnacs are made exclusively from the grapes harvested from the family estate’s vineyards. The distillation takes place in authentic wood fired armagnac alambic using the traditional continuous distillation process. Our hundred-year-old cellar quietly safeguard our barrels or “pieces”, as they are called.
Each variety and each vintage are distilled and aged separately for the first years. Then, the blending of our “pieces”, a true savoir-faire at the heart of the identity and style of our Bas-Armagnacs, will finish with a long period of ageing and a meticulous selection.
We prefer to use barrels with a light toasting made from the French timber forests surrounding the property (Allier, Nièvre) renowned for their fine grain. The color of our Bas-Armagnacs comes uniquely from the ageing in barrels. The naturally light tint is due to the alchemy between the delicately toasted oak and the eaux-de-vie, thus truly respecting their natural color.
Serving Suggestions: It may be the most modest of Tariquet’s Bas-Armagnacs, but the Classique VS bears all the aromatic hallmarks of the estate. Its aromatic precision makes it the perfect Domaine Tariquet Armagnac for cocktails and special coffees. Widely used by chefs for terrines or flambées.
A perfect balance of fruity and toasted aromas. A bold, substantial nose, with caramel and spice aromas interwoven with notes of quince jelly, toast and cinnamon. On the palate, a bold opening is dominated by pepper and orange zest sensations, with a growing glow of light caramel inflected with notes of roasted apple. A wonderful warmth, free of any harshness and rounded off with a touch of chocolate and licorice.
Score: 87 PointsVinous Author: Jason Wilson
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