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Armagnac Masterclass - Chateau du TARIQUET & Florence Boucheron

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CHATEAU DU TARIQUET


ARMAGNAC MASTERCLASS

WITH EXPORT MANAGER, FORENCE BOUCHERON

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2017

6 – 7.30PM

EDINBURGH CELLARS – BIG CELLAR (downstairs)

Tucked away in South-West France, Gascony with its lush, rolling landscape, is the home of Armagnac, the oldest spirit in France, which celebrated 700 years of history in 2010.

Steeped in history, this area is rich in its bounty of gastronomy and good living, with small, family estates producing traditional produce including duck – from foie gras to confit – prunes, walnuts, figs, wine… and Armagnac.

The Tariquet property was purchased by the Artauds / Grassa family in 1912 and it has taken two world wars, two continents and two bears (you have to be at the tasting to find out how the bears fit into the story) to achieve their much acclaimed international reputation .

The Grassa family have been building up their Armagnac stocks since Pierre and Hélène relaunched the business after World War II. Most of the spirit goes into various blends ranging from the entry level Classique VS (aged for at least 3 years), through VSOP (7 to 8 years in 400-litre oak casks) to Hors d’Age or XO (at least 10 years in cask). At the top is the splendid Le Légendaire. In exceptional years Tariquet releases a single-vintage Armagnac—Armagnac’s answer to the single malts of Scotland. It also has a range of bottlings using only one type of grape (for example, classic Folle Blanche), while its so-called color collection spotlights Armagnac of a certain age: Orange (8 years old), Purple (12 years old) and Green (15 years old). All are 100% folle blanche-based and come—as do all of Tariquet’s brandies—from the domaine’s own vineyards in Bas-Armagnac.

On tasting:-

Idee Folle Aperitif

5 year old Carafe Folle Blanche

Le lengandarie

Tariquet 8 year old Folle Blanche

Tariquet 12 year old Folle Blanche

1995 Vintage Ugni Blanc Baco

Tickets $35 includes a selection of moorish morsels and cheese to match. Bookings essential – phone the cellars 8373 7325 or on-line via Eventbrite

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