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Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac

Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac

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Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac: A Taste of Armagnac's Heritage

The General Wine is proud to offer Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac, a delightful introduction to the world's oldest brandy. This expression from the esteemed House of Janneau, established in 1851, showcases the finesse and complexity for which Armagnac is renowned.

A Legacy in Every Sip

Janneau VS Tradition is a symphony of young and mature eaux-de-vie (spirits) – the youngest being at least three years old and some reaching up to ten years of maturation. Aged in traditional Gascon oak casks, this Armagnac embodies the rich heritage of the Armagnac region in southwest France.

Tasting Notes:

  • Colour: Light gold with a youthful vibrancy.
  • Nose: Opens with inviting aromas of fresh orchard fruits like pears and plums, alongside hints of citrus and a touch of floral sweetness. As the spirit breathes, subtle notes of vanilla, baking spice, and a whisper of liquorice emerge, hinting at the oak influence.
  • Palate: The first sip reveals a delightful balance between youthful fruitiness and subtle oak character. The texture is smooth and supple, with flavours of ripe stone fruits, candied orange peel, and a touch of white pepper. Hints of vanilla and cocoa from the oak casks add further complexity.
  • Finish: The finish is warm and lingering, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of dried fruit, spice, and a touch of oak tannin.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Neat: Enjoy Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac neat, savoured in a snifter glass at room temperature. This allows the full range of aromas and flavours to develop and be appreciated.
  • Digestif: As an after-dinner drink, Janneau VS Tradition is a perfect way to end a meal. Its smooth character and subtle sweetness make it a delightful digestif.
  • Cocktails: While traditionally enjoyed neat, Janneau VS Tradition can also be used to create unique cocktails. Try a twist on the classic Sidecar by substituting Armagnac for Cognac, or explore other inventive recipes designed for VS-aged spirits.

Food Pairing:

  • Cheese: Janneau VS Tradition pairs beautifully with a variety of cheeses. Try it with creamy Brie, mature cheddar, or blue cheese for a delightful contrast of textures and flavours.
  • Dessert: The subtle sweetness and fruity notes of Janneau VS Tradition complement desserts like fruit tarts, crème brûlée, or dark chocolate.
  • Charcuterie: Enjoy Janneau VS Tradition alongside a charcuterie board featuring cured meats, pâtés, and terrines.

Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac: A Great Introduction

Whether you're a seasoned brandy connoisseur or just starting to explore the world of Armagnac, Janneau VS Tradition is an excellent choice. Its approachable style, balanced flavours, and rich heritage make it a versatile spirit for any occasion.

Order your bottle of Janneau VS Tradition Armagnac today from The General Wine and embark on a journey through the heart of Armagnac!

 

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