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BHAKTA 1952 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1952 Armagnac

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70

Years Aged

86.6

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

70

Years Aged

86.6

Proof

CONDOM,FR

Bottled In

750

ml

BHAKTA Single Vintage Armagnac

The BHAKTA Spirits Vintage Library offers single vintages of Armagnac reaching back through nearly every year since 1868. Each year captures and expresses the unique climate conditions, the technique of different distillers, and the compounding intricacies of time spent in both wood and glass. BHAKTA Armagnac grows in complexity and nuance the longer it is aged. BHAKTA Vintages represent the pinnacle of the Armagnac category – no other producer can boast the same depth and variety.

The Last Bastion of Craft

You could say that Armagnac is the last truly craft spirit known to man—the elegant, alchemical product of alembic stills which were patented and perfected in 1818.
The heir to more than 700 years of tradition, Armagnac’s first mention in the historical record dates to 1310, when Cardinal Vital Dufour extolled brandy’s many virtues—namely that it “enlivens the spirit,” “recalls the past to memory,” “renders men joyous, and “preserves youth and delays senility.” 

The Year 1952

A world order rebuilt and reimagined—and with it, major breakthroughs at all levels of life. A chapter of world history closes as the Treaty of San Francisco goes into effect, with WWII’s Allied Powers formally ending their occupation of Japan. Polio, a recurring scourge, is cured once and for all with the introduction and wide adoption of an effective vaccine. A mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient, and the first successful surgery to separate Siamese twins is conducted. The Today Show on NBC premieres. The airbag is invented (and gas costs only 20 cents a gallon). Kurt Vonnegut publishes his first novel. Increasing interest in the Space Race, aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun publishes Man Will Conquer Space Soon!, which includes ideas for manned flights to Mars and the Moon.

Armagnac
Tenarèze and
Bas Armagnac

Region

Clay, limestone, boulbènes, & tawny sands

Soil Types

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

Grape Varieties

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

Distillation Type

Region

Armagnac Tenarèze and Bas Armagnac

Soil Types

Clay, limestone, boulbènes, & tawny sands

Grape Varieties

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

Distillation Type

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

  • Mahogony with amber highlights 

    Aspect

  • Figs and walnuts; caramel

    Nose

  • Candied orange and gingerbread 

    Palate

  • Powerful but short finish

    Finish

HOW TO DRINK IT

  • "Hands down the best booze to drink right now."

  • "Based on the blend we tried, exquisite. Hits the mark."

  • "A superb brandy. Extraordinarily old, yet still manages to retain a freshness and fruitiness that belies its age."

  • "As this beauty of a bottling shows, brandy of this age is still alive, complex, and gorgeous."

  • “While we’ve found the liquid itself rich and complex, the age statements alone are enough to get a conversation started. . .”

  • "BHAKTA represents an elegant and melodious mixing of 38 barrels' worth of exceedingly rare juice."

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