Assemblages

A masterful ageing

The Clos Martin’s blends are aged in the cellars well in excess of the required age.

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VS

3 YO, Bas-Armagnac.

For a Very Special Armagnac (VS), the law require a minimum ageing of 1 year. At Clos Martin, our VS Armagnac ages in oak barrels for at least 3 years before blending. The blend of Baco and Ugni-Blanc varieties gives great power and character to this young Armagnac which highlights beautiful white flowers and citrus notes. It is perfect in a refreshing cocktail for the “Apéritif”!

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Tasting notes

Clos Martin VS develops delicate floral and citrus aromas. It has a wonderful, intense palate to start with and that gradually evolves to a refreshing, lighter finish.

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VSOP

8 YO, Bas-Armagnac.

For a Very Superior Old Pale Armagnac (VSOP), the law requires a minimum ageing of 4 years. At Clos Martin, our VSOP Armagnac ages in oak barrels for at least 8 years before blending. The blend of Baco and Ugni-Blanc varieties makes this Armagnac perfectly full bodied with fruit, wood and mineral notes. It is perfect neat, as an after-dinner drink, or in cocktails such as a twist on Manhattan or Vieux Carré.

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Tasting notes

Clos Martin VSOP offers a touch of ginger and violet, typical of sandy soils, some delicate oak and a little dried fruit on the nose. Some elegant fruit and a clean lively finish.

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XO

15 YO, Bas-Armagnac.

For an Extra Old Armagnac (XO), the law requires a minimum ageing of 6 years.
At Clos Martin, our XO Armagnac aged in oak barrels for at least 15 years before blending. The blend of Baco and Ugni-Blanc varieties give to this Armagnac roundness and mellowness that makes it the perfect digestif.

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Tasting notes

Clos Martin XO offers rich notes of dried plums, light toffee and vanilla on the nose. An initial burst of dry oaky tannins followed by a little spice, with a dry spirity finish.

Millésimes

A rare & meticulous selection

All our Millésimes are carefully selected to show the best characters of old Armagnacs. At Clos Martin, we are proud to present a wide range of rare Millésimes, some coming from a single family owned estate and slowly aged in demi-muids or casks. Only a few casks per Millésime are available and always bottled on demand.

1989

100% Folle Blanche

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The 1989 Millésime is distilled from a single varietal, the “Folle Blanche”, and comes from a single cask from a single estate, the “Domaine de Courros”. The distillation was carried out in January 1990 by Monsieur Ponsola, one of the region’s professional distillers. The new distillate was transferred to casks made from the local oaks grown on the estate. The precious liquid then waited patiently in the cellars under Denise’s expert eye until it was ready to see the light again.

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Tasting notes

The nose is quite floral and spicy with oaky notes and some dried fruit and violets. Big, full in the mouth with youthful oak and tannin, softening to show some spice, vanilla and a touch of orange zest.

1964

100% Baco

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The 1964 Millésime is distilled from a single varietal, the “Baco” and comes from a single cask from a single estate, the “Château de Gaube”. At Chateau de Gaube, millésimes are not distilled every year but only when the producers feel that optimum conditions are reunited to give life to the best Armagnac. The distillation is continuous in a typical Armagnac type Alembic Still, in the best tradition. Then the Armagnac waits patiently in «Muys» of 3 000 liters made from country oak where it ages slower than it would in a 400 liters barrel.

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Tasting notes

A woody nose with notes of white flowers, plum, stewed grapes and rancio typical of very old Armagnacs. On the palate persist notes of stewed grapes and wood, then appears notes of cinnamon. The aging in muys gives to this great spirit an extraordinary freshness. Warm it up with hands in a tasting glass: it will perfectly express its aromas thus enchanting every passionate!