|Armagnothèque Tasting & Lunch
Friday 18 February 2011, 11am
The Bas Armagnacs of Francis Darroze,
Firstly we'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and every good wish for a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
Huge apologies for not being in touch for so long - I'm afraid that too many 'distractions' in the last few months made it impossible for us to organise a tasting event. I hope you will forgive us however, especially as we're back stronger than ever in the New Year with tastings already organised for January, February and March!
There are very limited places remaining for the tasting and dinner at Tariquet on 19 January (please email Mark if you'd like more information) and we're now organising and taking reservations for our visit to Darroze Armagnacs on 18 February.
'Darroze Armagnacs are served at all the three-star Michelin restaurants in France, as well as many other famous restaurants across the country. Their reputation as the ne plus ultras of Armagnac is unquestioned.'
After visiting the Darroze visitor centre in Roquefort (40120) and enjoying a tasting we will proceed to the excellent restaurant, 'Hotel de France' in St. Justin for lunch (typically around €20 for 3 courses).
To reserve your place(s) - please email me by clicking on my email address below, or click here for details of how to get in touch.
For maps and directions please click here.
We look forward to seeing you in 2011!
Mark and Amy
PS If you know someone who likes a drop or two of Armagnac and might like to know more about Armagnothèque please forward this email to them - you can use the forward link below. Thank you :-)
PPS Don't forget to try a festive Armagnac cocktail or twelve - we're enjoying Cranberry & Blanche Armagnac Martinis. The recipe can be found by clicking here.
Here's a brief introduction to Darroze Armagnacs:
The treasures that the Darroze family have been hunting out since 1974, this eau-de-vie from the land of Armagnac, a little secret, authentic lifeblood of the land, concentrated with aromas and flavours, of expressions and unique characters. Francis and Marc Darroze roam the estates on the best terroirs, that of the Bas Armagnac and its tawny sands, to select, cultivate and bottle the most beautiful discoveries. Around forty estates contribute to this extraordinary collection that complete and perfect their ageing in the Roquefort cellars. Rare and ancient barrels, where the eaux-de-vies leave the alambic from a small property, distilled by a reputed mobile distiller and that demand several decades of subtle and careful ageing in oak barrels for 15 to 50 years in order to express the qualities of the place and the vintage. CLICK HERE for more.
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération.
The abuse of alcohol is dangerous for the health.
Please, enjoy Armagnac responsibly.