Armagnac Monluc 1971

Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Armagnac age
Vintage
$ 211
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Eye: Amber with golden reflections.

Nose: Bursting with dried fruits, nuts, freshly baked bread and honey, through which the most delicate florals are captured. 

Palate: Velvety, filled with hints of roasted nuts, dried fruits and florals. Rounded tannins create a pleasant impression and a persistent aftertaste. 

Description

Decades of Character: Armagnac Monluc 1971

Created from a blend of grape varieties (Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Bako Blanc), the Armagnac Monluc 1971 is a single vintage Armagnac sourced from the hilly vineyards of upper Gascony. Benefiting from a southern exposure, the calcareous clay soils here dry up quickly after heavy rains - providing the ideal conditions for grapes to slowly ripen and express a range of distinctive flavors. Through decades of maturation in 400-liter black oak barrels, this eaux-de-vie has developed a classic structure, nutty character and floral notes typical of well-aged Armagnac.

Faithful to their strong family traditions, Monluc is the seat of an important wine estate, where they produce Armagnac, Pays de Côtes de Gascogne wines as well as various liqueurs. Here in the heart of Gascony, the area surrounding the Château de Monluc has been inhabited continuously since Neolithic times, with the castle evolving over centuries from the original wooden watchtower to the imposing walled mansion that it is today.

In the 16th Century, the castle was home to Blaise de Monluc (1500 - 1577), a Gascon captain who distinguished himself during his long military career to obtain the office of Marshal of France at the age of 74, in gratitude for services rendered for no less than five different kings of France. These days, it is home to the fifth generation of Armagnac producers, expressing a passion rooted in terroir and history. With the ardour of a Gascon captain, here they aim to help people discover and appreciate the art of Armagnac for years to come. 

Presentation of the Bottle

The classic, straight bottle features a deep punt and a wax emblem matching the foil. The label is intricate with rough-cut edges, calligraphy lettering and gold foil, while the vintage is prominently displayed. The wooden box features a simple gold clasp, emphasizing the elegant simplicity of this expression. 

How to Serve Armagnac Monluc 1971

Like most vintages, this expression is best served as a digestif. For an indulgent tasting experience, pair with traditional Gascon desserts or cheeses. Pour into a tulip glass, but let the spirit rest up to a minute before taking a sip, to allow its aromas to fully develop.  

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