Bas Armagnac ***
Chateau du Tariquet
Producer: Yves Grassa
Variety: 60% Ugni Blanc, 40% Baco
Château du Tariquet is the official name of the estate owned by Yves Grassa. Armagnac is located in the heart of Gascony and covers about 15,000 hectares. Bas-Armagnac has the reputation for producing the best Armagnac out of the three zones. Téranèze and Haut-Armagnac are the two other zones. The Grassa family controls the entire production which includes growing, harvesting, vinification, distillation, ageing, vintage selection, blending and bottling, therefore guaranteeing the quality and authenticity of the finished spirit.
Bas Armagnac * * * - This is a blend of 60% Ugni Blanc and 40% Baco. This classic Armagnac is aged in oak casks for a minimum of 3 years. The color is gold-amber and the nose suggests crusty, warm bread and toffee. On the palate, it is clean and youthful with hints of vanilla.