Blended Armagnac, Château de Cassaigne classification

Armagnacs are classified according to the age of the youngest wine spirit in the blend. Château de Cassaigne Armagnac is a PDO (traditionally called AOC, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, in French).

  • Réserve: 4 years
  • Vieille réserve : 6 years
  • Très vieille réserve : 12 years
  • Hors d’âge : over 18 years
  • Armagnac Château de Cassaigne millésimés

All years are available since 1942 – find your birth year!

The vintage, which is specific to Armagnac, corresponds exclusively to the harvest year.

The age displayed on the bottle indicates the bottling date. Armagnac stops ageing once it leaves the barrel.

Family recipes

  • Prunes in Armagnac, particularly appreciated by those with a sweet tooth at the end of a meal. A recipe by Marie-Louise Laborde, the grandmother of the current estate owner. Agen prunes, sugar, caramel, spices, Armagnac – and a certain knack.
  • Floc de Gascogne: red or white grape juice fortified with one-year-old Armagnac, to be enjoyed as an aperitif. A good base for local cocktails.
  • The spirit of Armagnac: a liqueur made from four-year-old Armagnac, oranges, vanilla, liquorice… The perfect way to end a meal but just as delicious in pancakes, cakes, patés, etc.

Tasting glasses

Traditionally, Armagnac is tasted in balloon- or tulip-shaped glasses to concentrate aromas. Tilt the glass to fully appreciate its colour, ranging from golden yellow to tawny orange to mahogany, depending on its age.

How to taste Armagnac

  • Bring the glass up to the nose, and try to identify notes of ripe fruit and spices.
  • Take a small sip to coat the palate.
  • Take a second sip to sense the warmth of the alcohol, the melt-in-the-mouth oak tannins and rich aromas.