CYRANO 50, Batch No 012
Distilled, aged and bottled for us at Larresingle, one of the traditional houses in Armagnac, Folle Blanche, Colombard, Baco, and Ugni Blanc were used for this blend. All grapes were sourced from the Ténarèze and Bas Armagnac areas and the youngest spirit was vinified and distilled in 1966.
These spirits were aged at least 50 years in 400-liter Limousin oak barrels that came from trees at least a hundred years old. Stayed in new barrels just until the dissolution level of substances in the wood was optimal and were then transferred to older barrels to avoid an excessive extraction of wood and to continue their slow evolution. The substances in the wood became more refined, aromas of vanilla and prunes developed, the nutty character appeared, and the alcohol degree diminished gradually through evaporation (the angel’s share). The spirits took lovely amber colors that then turned to mahogany.
It was seven years ago when the "maitre de chai" (master cellar) created the base of CYRANO 50. He blended different ages of these old rare armagnacs determining the grade and quality of this batch. A rich armagnac with a complex aroma and a long, contemporary, but ancient finish.
Finally, on November 7th 2016, we bottled, labeled, and sealed in hand-dipped wax – a swift, two-day process. We were then ready to ship this batch to you.
Rare and precious, this Armagnac is a product of man’s mastery over time. An unparalleled range of aromas gives CYRANO 50 its unique complexity. It is crafted to achieve perfect balance, and only once it is tasted, does it reveal its true meaning.