Gelas Single Cask Bas-Armagnac
A fabulous collaborative release from Gelas Bas Armagnac finished in casks that previously held Australia's famous sweet white, De Bortoli 'Noble One'. Generally recognised as the pinnacle of Australian sweet winemaking, it tends to be richer and sweeter than examples from Sauternes.
The barrels were sent from Australia to France filled with Armagnac from one of France's top producers, aged for 10 years and then sent back to Australia. This is a real labour of love.
Only 320 bottles were produced from the barrel, bottled at cask strength and each bottle is individually numbered.
Colour: Beautiful gold with orange flecks.
Nose: Confit Apricot, sweet liquorice with an oak finale.
Mouth: Rich, powerful, and viscous with flavours of dried fruits and prunes to finish.
Armagnac Gelas is famous for their single varietal Armagnacs (Folle Blanche, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Baco) but is also noted for the sheer number of Cask Finish releases that they specialize in (Vosges Oak, Marsala, Oloroso, De Bortoli Noble One, De Bortoli Black Noble, Maury, Amarone Zanoni, Lynch Bages Red and Lynch Bages White etc.) Their family heritage go way back to 1246, in the form of the King's Musketeer, DÕArtagnan (born Charles de Batz), but it was really not until around the middle of the 19th century that the Gelas family linked its own destiny to that of Armagnac production.
700ml | 50.2% abv | Bas-Armagnac, France