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BHAKTA 1970 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1970 Armagnac

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52

Years Aged

100.2

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

52

Years Aged

100.2

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 1970

One turbulent decade closes—and another begins. The Vietnam War reaches a fever pitch with America’s invasion of Cambodia. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect. NASA’s Apollo 13 mission to the Moon is disrupted by an exploding oxygen tank; while the crew is forced to abort, they safely splash down in the Pacific. NBC Nightly News premieres, the first Earth Day is celebrated, the inaugural New York City Marathon begins, and the North Tower of the World Trade Center is completed. Topping out at 1,368 feet, it’s the tallest building in the world. Both Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are dead at 27; Paul McCartney announces the breakup of The Beatles. The Boeing 747 makes its first commercial passenger trip

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

Soil Types

Clay, limestone and boulbènes

Grape Varieties

Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Baco and Colombard

Distillation Type

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

  • Chestnut brown 

    Aspect

  • Creamy and rich with patisserie notes

    Nose

  •  Prunes, dates, figs and fresh mentholated notes  

    Palate

  • Lovely long 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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