Gaston Legrand Bas-Armagnac 40% 1978

€ 129,00 (ex Vat)
156,09 (in Vat)
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Distillery Baron G. Legrand
Bottler OB
Bottled for
Distilled date 1978
Bottling date 28.06.2021
Country France
Region Armagnac
Age 43
Cask Type European OAk
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 40
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 2

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Dive into the timeless elegance of Gaston Legrand with their distinguished creation, the 1978 Bas-Armagnac. Crafted with meticulous precision and bottled under the watchful eye of Baron G. Legrand, this vintage expression encapsulates the essence of Gascony's terroir and the legacy of a family devoted to the art of Armagnac.

A Legacy of Distinction

Since its establishment in 1888, Gaston Legrand has been a beacon of excellence in the world of Armagnac. Rooted in the heart of Gascony, this family-owned distillery has handed down the secrets of crafting exceptional spirits through generations. The 1978 Bas-Armagnac stands as a testament to this legacy—a liquid embodiment of tradition, expertise, and unwavering dedication.

The 1978 Bas-Armagnac

Distillation and Maturation:
Distilled in 1978, this Bas-Armagnac is a product of the meticulous craftsmanship that defines Gaston Legrand. From the careful selection of grapes to the traditional copper pot still distillation, each step in the process contributes to the rich character and complexity of the spirit. Patiently maturing in oak barrels, the liquid evolves, absorbing the essence of Gascony's unique terroir.

Perfectly Balanced ABV:
Bottled at 40% alcohol by volume, the 1978 Bas-Armagnac exemplifies the artistry of Gaston Legrand in achieving a harmonious balance. The moderate alcohol content allows the intricate flavors to unfold gradually, inviting enthusiasts to savor the nuances of this exceptional vintage.

Bottled on 28.06.2021:
The bottling date, June 28, 2021, marks a moment of culmination and celebration. It signifies the point at which the 1978 Bas-Armagnac, having matured for over four decades, is deemed ready for release. Each bottle encapsulates the craftsmanship, history, and dedication that define Gaston Legrand.

### Tasting Experience

In the glass, the 1978 Bas-Armagnac reveals a deep amber hue—a visual testament to its long maturation period in oak casks.

Upon nosing, a symphony of aromas unfolds. Dried fruits, oak, and subtle hints of spice entice the senses, offering a preview of the layers of complexity within.

The first sip unveils a velvety texture, with flavors that dance gracefully on the palate. Ripe fruits, nuanced oak, and a gentle warmth create a sensory experience that pays homage to Gascony's terroir.

The finish is a lingering embrace, leaving behind a subtle warmth and a lasting impression of Gaston Legrand's commitment to excellence.

Baron G. Legrand: Guardian of Tradition

Baron G. Legrand, entrusted with the family legacy, ensures the continuation of Gaston Legrand's commitment to quality. His stewardship guarantees that each bottle bearing the Legrand name is a reflection of the family's dedication to the art of Armagnac.

In conclusion, the Gaston Legrand 1978 Bas-Armagnac is more than a beverage; it is a journey through time and tradition. As enthusiasts savor its complexities, they are not just enjoying a glass of Armagnac; they are partaking in the legacy of Gaston Legrand. It is a celebration of craftsmanship, history, and the enduring spirit that defines this esteemed distillery. With each sip, one experiences not just a vintage spirit, but the essence of Gascony's terroir and the timeless dedication of Gaston Legrand to the art of crafting exceptional Armagnac.

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