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BHAKTA 1983 Armagnac

BHAKTA 1983 Armagnac

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39

Years Aged

101.8

Proof

CONDOM, FR

Bottled In

750

ml

39

Years Aged

101.8

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 1983

New technologies and means of communication change culture forever. Motorola introduces the first mobile phones to the public. Compact discs go on sale in the US. McDonald’s releases the McNugget—and Michael Jackson releases Thriller, which will spend thirty-seven weeks at the top of the charts before going on to become the highest-selling album of all time. Chrysler begins production on the first minivans, which will soon become a staple of suburban life; meanwhile, Return of the Jedi, billed as the final installment of Star Wars, tops the box office (and leaves fans wanting more). Members of the rock band Kiss show their faces without makeup for the first time—on MTV, of course. An obscure Department of Defense computer project called ARPANET updates its protocol, officially creating something called the “Internet.”

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

  • Light golden amber 

    Aspect

  •  Lemon meringue pie, walnut and beeswax

    Nose

  • Peppery spice and light oak 

    Palate

  •  Powerful, dry 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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