Baron Gaston Legrand 1986 Maison Lhéraud - Bas Armagnac - b. 2019 - 70cl

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Baron Gaston Legrand 1986 Maison Lhéraud - Bas Armagnac - b. 2019 - 70cl
Armagnac - 40%

Original case, Bas Armagnac
First opened the case to make pictures of the bottle for auction!

The Lhéraud family cognac and Armagnac distilling tradition can be traced back to 1802 in the community of Angeac-Charente. A family of winegrowers and craftsmen, the legacy has been passed on to Guy, Andrée and Laurent Lhéraud, keepers of the masterful recipes, most renown for their exceptional and rare vintages, Cognac Lhéraud and Baron Gaston Legrand.

Generations of the Lhéraud family have been living in the same 10th-century house in Lasdoux —in the heart of the Petite Champagne region— since 1680. The family made their first cognac in 1802, and a few bottles of this special cognac have been kept in the Lhérauds’ private Paradis.

Baron Gaston Legrand Bas-Armagnac Elusa Vintage 1964 is a product of the Armagnac region, which is separated into three sub districts: Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze, and Haut-Armagnac. Bas-Armagnac. The region’s proximity to the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border makes for ideal brandy-making conditions. A temperate climate, with excellent humidity in the spring and early summer, as well as the sandy, acidic soil of Bas-Armagnac creates optimal conditions for producing brandy grapes. Iron minerals in the sand also give the wine a touch of colour contributing to its overall pleasant flavour.

Baron Gaston Legrand Bas-Armagnac is distilled once in a traditional Armagnac pot beginning in November or December and ending in February. Gaston Legrand Armagnac is aged in Limousin and Monlezun oak barrels, before being gradually cut with water, or petites eaux (a weak mixture of water and Armagnac), to bring the final alcohol level down to 40 percent or 80 proof. This Bas-Armagnac was distilled in 1986 and aged in oak barrels until it was bottled in 2019, so after 33 years in the oak.
A wonderful present for any birthday, wedding day etc.

Lot details
Spirits type
Armagnac
Distillery/ brand
Baron Gaston Legrand
Name/ edition
Bas Armagnac
Bottler
Maison Lhéraud
Region
Bas-Armagnac
Volume on label
70cl
Alcohol %
40%
Year of distillation/vintage
1986
Bottling period
2019
Condition
Excellent fill-level
Original packaging
Yes
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