Unlike cognac, which is made in pot stills, armagnac is made by a process of continuous distillation via a column still. Base wines are distilled to a lower alcoholic strength than cognac: typically around 52%. There are therefore more flavouring compounds, giving a richer tasting spirit.
This is an early landed spirit. Shipped to the UK in barrel two years after distillation, traditionally to Bristol, these spirits are held in deep, cold and humid cellars for years, as their alcoholic strength drops naturally until such time as they are deemed to be at their finest and ready to be bottled. No colouring or sweetening is added. These are some of the finest spirits available.
price shown is duty paid
All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab.
Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.
AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods
The wine can be dispatched immediately.
TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit
When the wine arrives in the UK, we will contact you to confirm that it has been dispatched in accordance with your instructions. If the arrival date is important to you, please do contact us for further information.
UNDER BOND PRICES: Exclusive of UK Duty & VAT
Wines can be purchased Under Bond for storage in a bonded warehouse, or for export.
Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery to a UK address can take place.
DUTY PAID PRICES: Inclusive of UK Duty & VAT
Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased Duty Paid.
A majority of our wines are sold under bond and are listed with under bond pricing; a duty paid equivalent price is shown underneath on the Wine Details page, purely for illustrative purposes.
If a wine is being listed duty paid, only the duty paid price is shown. Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bonded Storage and cannot be returned to an Under Bond status. They can be stored in a professional warehouse but will be stored Duty Paid.