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BHAKTA 1973 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1973 Armagnac

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49

Years Aged

107.8

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

49

Years Aged

107.8

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 1973

The last American soldier leaves Vietnam—and the US halts its bombing of Cambodia, formally ending 12 years of combat in Southeast Asia. Reelected, Nixon assumes his second term as president, while former President LBJ dies. The World Trade Center officially opens; so too does Chicago’s Sears Tower, now the world’s tallest building. CBS sells the New York Yankees to a group led by George Steinbrenner. Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter. In Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court overturns state bans on abortion. Meanwhile, televised hearings begin in the Watergate scandal. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns, replaced by Gerald Ford. An Elvis Presley concert in Hawaii is the first telecast by an entertainer with higher ratings than the Apollo moon landings. Monica Lewinsky is born, and so are Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

Armagnac Tenarèze

Region

Clay, limestone, boulbènes

Soil Types

Ugni Blanc and Baco

Grape Varieties

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

Distillation Type

Region

Armagnac Tenarèze

Soil Types

Clay, limestone, boulbènes

Grape Varieties

Ugni Blanc and Baco

Distillation Type

Traditional Armagnac continuous distillation

  •  Deep orange-brown 

    Aspect

  •  Stewed ripe fruits with brown sugar 

    Nose

  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and white pepper 

    Palate

  • Pleasant long finish with notes of oak 

    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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