FR-XRV-01-85

Vintage Armagnac, 1985, Domaine de Ravignan

Domaine Ravignan is one of the most classic, beautiful Chateaus in all of Gascony!  The estate is managed by Jean-Henry d’Orglandes, his charismatic son Josselin and wife Christine, along with her brother Baron Louis de Ravignan. The chai stands between the impressive chateau and a 16th century church. It has recently been expanded to house nearly 300 barrels. The area is cool and well-ventilated which helps promote oxidation. Barrels are racked once a year and monitored frequently, with countless decades of history caked into the chai walls. Ravignan has tremendous respect within the Armagnac region. The distillation at a low degree ensures lots of fruit, new oak gives wonderful structure and long aging insures a natural concentration of flavors.

Producer:
Vintage:
1985
Country:
France
Region:
Armagnac
Appellation:
Bas Armagnac
Spirit Type:
Brandy
Spirit Sub Type:
Armagnac

Tasting Notes

Distilled from Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Bacco, the 1985 vintage has a bold nose full of candied apples and hearty oak.  The rich wet earth of Ravignan’s ancient chai rolls into the palate with umami, spice and mushroom alongside a satin, oily mouthfeel. Faint evergreen and orange peels linger in the finish for what seems a welcome eternity.

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