Appellation: AOC Bas-Armagnac (South-West France)
Grapes: Folle Blanche, Colombard.
Aromatics: Beautiful candied apricot, mandarin, vanilla and caramel notes.
Palate: Rich, dominated by candied orange, vanilla, spice and chocolate flavours with a smooth texture. This drinks like delicious alcoholic caramel.
About this spirits: Chateau du Prada is a tiny family owned and operated by one person, producing Bas-Armagnac from their own vineyard from generations. Every bottle is bottled by hand at order. This XO spends at least 11 years in a barrel instead of the standard 6 by law. 43% alcohol.
When to drink: Drink now and for the next 50-100 years.
Service: Neat in a small wine glass or a whisky glass.
Food match: Duck breast with honey, mushroom omelet. Fruit-based desserts such as Tarte Tatin. We could also recommend a creme caramel or chocolate.