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Baron de Lustrac Armagnac 1972

Baron de Lustrac Armagnac 1972

Regular price £179.00
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Baron de Lustrac Armagnac 1972: A Collector's Dream in a Bottle

The Baron de Lustrac 1972 Armagnac is a truly exceptional spirit, a testament to the ageing potential of this renowned French brandy. Distilled in 1972 and meticulously matured for decades in the cellars of Baron de Lustrac, this vintage Armagnac offers a complex and rewarding tasting experience for connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.

A Rich Tapestry of Aromas

Pouring a glass of the Baron de Lustrac 1972 unveils a beautiful amber colour, hinting at the long years spent maturing in oak casks. As you raise the glass to your nose, a captivating bouquet unfolds. Rich, deep aromas of dried fruits take centre stage, with notes of plump prunes, raisins, and candied figs. Hints of caramelised orange peel and spiced honey add a touch of sweetness, while subtle whispers of cocoa and pipe tobacco weave a touch of earthiness into the profile.

A Journey on the Palate

The first sip of the Baron de Lustrac 1972 is an awakening for the taste buds. The initial burst of flavour is surprisingly lively, with a wave of juicy orange and apricot notes balanced by the smooth, enveloping warmth of the alcohol. As the spirit lingers on the palate, the complexity truly unfolds. The dried fruit character from the nose comes alive, mingling with hints of roasted nuts like almonds and hazelnuts. Hints of dark chocolate emerge, intertwined with subtle whispers of vanilla bean and baking spice. The oak influence is present but beautifully integrated, adding a touch of tannic dryness that extends the finish.

A lingering and Luxurious Finish

The finish of the Baron de Lustrac 1972 is long, lingering, and incredibly satisfying. The oak tannins provide a pleasant structure, while the dried fruit and spiced notes slowly fade, leaving behind a warm, mellow aftertaste. This is a truly remarkable Armagnac, showcasing the exceptional ageing potential of the spirit and the expertise of the Baron de Lustrac house.

Serving Suggestions

To fully appreciate the depth and complexity of the Baron de Lustrac 1972, it's best enjoyed neat. Serve it slightly chilled in a snifter glass, allowing it to warm up slightly in your hand as you savour the aroma and flavour profile.

Food Pairing Recommendations

While the Baron de Lustrac 1972 is best enjoyed on its own, it can also be paired with specific desserts to create a truly memorable experience. Consider these options:

  • Rich Cheeses: Pair the Armagnac with a selection of mature cheeses like Roquefort, Comté, or aged Gouda. The sweetness of the Armagnac complements the savoury notes of the cheese, creating a delightful contrast.
  • Dark Chocolate: The rich chocolate notes in the Armagnac are accentuated by pairing it with a decadent dark chocolate dessert. A flourless chocolate cake or a plate of dark chocolate truffles would be perfect companions.
  • Fruit-based Desserts: The dried fruit character of the Armagnac harmonises beautifully with fruit-based desserts such as fig tart, tarte tatin, or a selection of fresh berries.

A Collector's Item and a Luxurious Treat

The Baron de Lustrac 1972 Armagnac is a rare and exceptional spirit, perfect for collectors and those seeking a truly luxurious drinking experience. Its complex flavour profile, smooth texture, and long finish make it a standout amongst Armagnacs. Whether enjoyed on a special occasion or savoured sip by sip, this vintage Armagnac is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Additional Notes:

  • Due to the limited nature of a vintage Armagnac, availability may be scarce.
  • The price of the Baron de Lustrac 1972 will vary depending on the retailer, but expect it to be a premium spirit.

Why Buy from The General Wine Company?

At The General Wine Company, we are passionate about bringing our customers the finest spirits from around the world. We take pride in careful storage and handling to ensure that each bottle reaches you in optimal condition. If you're looking for a rare and exceptional Armagnac to add to your collection or to treat yourself to a truly special drink, then the Baron de Lustrac 1972 is an excellent choice.

Order your bottle today and experience the magic of this remarkable vintage Armagnac!

 

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