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  1. #11
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    Re: Armagnac recommendations please?

    Ive always found the younger Armagnacs to be a bit hot. The ones 20-30 years old are something special and 30+ year olds are world class.

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    Re: Armagnac recommendations please?

    In my limited experience with armagnac I haven't found it to be any "hotter" than cognac. I have found, however, that regardless of the proof, cognacs and armagnacs benefit greatly by time in the glass. Especially when the pour is constantly warmed by your hand. Swirl, sniff, sip. When it is about the same temperature as your body, it's a whole 'nother thing.

    Armagnac and cognac, as I'm sure most know, are not that different from one another, the primary difference being the region in which they're produced (please correct me if I'm wrong).

    Cheers!

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    Re: Armagnac recommendations please?

    Both distilled from grapes, but some different regions and number of distillations 1 for Arm and 2 for cognac.

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    Re: Armagnac recommendations please?

    I'm not sure about this but I was under the impression that Armagnac used charred oak barrels and Cognac used un-charred barrels. Explaining the relatively richer smokey character of Armagnac.

 

 

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