The Bas Armagnac Noir by Chateau de Castex is a brandy of excellence, aged from three to four years in black oak barrels.
A rare Bas Armagnac that comes from the lands of the Chateau de Castex, built in 1570 on the ruins of an ancient fort.
Everything contributes to define the high quality of the product: the clayey soil on a mild and humid climate, an adequate exposure to the wind and the sun, the black oak wood, essential in the first phase of aging, which lasts 3-4 years .
One month after the harvest, the white wine is distilled in the Armagnacchese alembic still, over a wood fire, where the condensing vapors boil again and reach the coil for the final condensation.
The Armagnacchese system does not require final dilution, therefore the distillate immediately passes into wood for aging.
A second phase requires the use of exhausted wooden barrels, which no longer release tannin.
The Bas Armagnac Noir of Chateau de Castex has 41% and to obtain a 400-liter piece you need about twenty hectoliters of wine.
The Armagnacchese system does not require final dilution.
The distillate immediately passes into wood for aging.
Nose: Round and pleasant vanilla forest flavors
Taste: Very full, round and light, there is no aggressiveness
Conclusions: The Bas Armagnac Noir by Chateau de Castex is life, perfectly balanced, to be paired with an excellent Solani tobacco or a refined cigar like Davidoff.