Chateau de Briat Hors d&

Chateau de Briat Hors d'Age Armagnac
(Armagnac, France) - [VM 94]

Regular price $95.00 Sale price $89.99 Save $5.01

About the producer:
The Hors d'Age from Briat is a customer favorite, due to its extended aging in cask, thick texture, and a myriad of flavors that absolutely explode from the glass. Each varietal is distilled separately to 52° and all of the 10 barrels aged at the property during a given year see new wood. After two or three years, they are transferred to older casks and, apart from an airing once a year, left to rest in the spacious yet primitive chai.

Topping up is not practiced. At Briat, they prefer to let the level fall, promote air contact, and therefore create a spirit that is less aggressive. The assemblage of various grapes takes place after a minimum of four years and, at times, not until their 10th birthday.

75% Bacco, 15% Folle Blanche, 10% Colombard

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"Aged 15 years and distilled from mostly the hybrid Baco grape, Chateau de Briat Hors d'Age is big, rich, and round brandy brings to mind that chubby guy who is, to everyone surprise, an excellent dancer. Aromas of licorice and tobacco smoke, comforting flavors of candied nuts, chocolate, and dried fig, leading to a warm, enveloping finish. (Bas-Armagnac, 44% abv.)" - Jason Wilson (July 2018)