Samalens Bas Armagnac XO Reserve Imperiale, wooden box, 0.7 L
In Armagnac refined light amber color with copper reflections and honey tea and barely noticeable tinge.
Armagnac has a rounded, perfectly balanced taste with a silky texture and enveloping surprisingly long finish. In addition to the dominant black pepper, it felt shades of dark chocolate, high-quality wood, candied citrus and skin.
Armagnac reveals an interesting flavor, which is dominated by shades of candied citrus fruits and sweet yellow plum, complemented by honey and almond tones.
Bas Armagnac XO Reserve Imperiale - is not only an excellent digestive, but also a great accompaniment for freshly brewed coffee and not too strong cigars.
Samalens House was founded in 1882 by Jean Samalensom, at the moment it is one of the oldest houses of Armagnac, and he still belongs to the family Samalens. The grandson of the company founder Pierre Samalens continues the family business as a Master Blender and the president of the company. Surrounded by vineyards and oaks, House Samalens located in the town of Laujuzan (Lozhyuzan), in the heart of the Bas Armagnac, which is born one of the best in the world of Armagnac. Excellent taste of Armagnac Samalens, its high quality and exquisite unique design decanters allowed to become a world-renowned brand and gain recognition among fans of the drink. Armagnac House differ clean and rich aroma, fullness and roundness, and a wide range of products is very large, many of them are old vintages.
For the production of Armagnac Samalens grapes harvested from vines growing on a small section of the best appellasona Bas Armagnac, called the "Grand Bas Armagnac", where the soils are mainly sandy and clay-limestone. The distillation process takes place in a special copper armanyakskom alambike continuous. After distillation, the eau-de-vie (alcohol) placed in new barrels of black Gascon oak in which it resides about five years, after which the distillate is kept in old barrels. Aging is carried out on a rare "storey" method: the original barrels of alcohol were placed in the attic, where the difference between summer and winter temperatures is most pronounced, and then, as it ages, moved in below the room where the temperature fluctuations are not as sharp. Assemblage alcohols and blending them fortified waters are produced at least two years before bottling. During exposure fortress is reduced to 45-40%.
In Armagnac XO Armagnac Samalens Ba Reserve Impérial balanced, quite fresh and rounded taste, well rounded, and at the same time a man's hard because of the strong peppery note. It consists of alcohols delayed at least 12 years of age.