Delord Armagnac

Delord Armagnac

It was Prosper Delord, a travelling distiller, who initially fell in love with the magnificent eau-de-vie of Armagnac. In 1893, he founded the house of Delord that became the Armagnac Delord Brothers, when his two sons Gaston and Georges took over the alambic still and followed in their father's footsteps with the same passion for Armagnac. Today, Gaston's sons Jacques and Pierre Delord continue the family tradition, along with the next generation, Jerome and Sylvain.

The House of Delord vineyard covers 42 hectares and is divided into 11 parcels located in the village of Lannepax. It is made up of the four traditional Armagnac grape varieties: Ugni Blanc 56%, Colombard 24%, Baco 14% and Folle-Blanche 6%. All year round, Rinaldo, the vineyard manager, takes the greatest of care of the vines throughout their development.

The four grape varieties are harvested, pressed and vinified separately in a winemaking cellar, a few metres from the distillery. Temperature control, must settling and racking are all techniques well mastered by Sylvain Delord. He is looking for an aromatic wine that is slightly acidic and low in alcohol which is the ideal wine for the distillation.

The distillery is in Lannepax, the family’s native village. The distillation, an essential and fascinating step in the creation of Armagnac takes place in the heart of winter. Delord are one of the only Armagnac houses using the two methods of distillation; the continuous distillation method that is typical for Armagnacs and also double distillation. Their two Armagnac alambics, one of which is a "Sier" dating from 1900, are both column stills equipped with particular plates called "spider plates" which are ideal for the production of old Armagnacs. The two double distillation stills produce fruity eaux-de-vie destined for young Armagnacs.

The House of Delord cellars hold more than 1000 barrels and a dozen oak tanks that have aged and protected the Armagnac eaux-de-vie. The oldest vintages are kept in Bonbonnes (glass jars) away from the light, in a room called Paradise.

Jacques and Sylvain Delord taste, select and blend the eaux-de-vie.

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  • Bas-Armagnac VSOP, Delord

    Round and full flavoured with aromas of vanilla and a touch of wood, this Armagnac displays sufficient character to be tasted with or without ice. Learn More
  • Bas-Armagnac Basquaise 10Yr, Delord

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    With aromas of dried fruits and vanilla, this 10 year old Armagnac has a wonderful aromatic richness that will surprise your palate with notes of cinnamon, vanilla and wood. Great with or without ice. Learn More
  • 1996 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1995 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • 1993 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1993 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • 1995 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1995 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • Bas-Armagnac 15Yr, Delord

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    Despite its young age, this 15 year old is really fine, showing good balance and fruit. Featuring aromas of Prunes, dried fruits and an aromatic richness with notes of soft spices. The taste continues with Plums and prunes and some delicious almond nutty tones & notes of soft spices like cinnamon.

    Presented in a bespoke wooden box. Glass and decorations not included

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  • 1991 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1991 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • 1990 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1990 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • 1992 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1992 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • 1989 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

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    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1989 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893. Learn More
  • 1988 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1988 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893.

    Silver Medal: Concours Général Agricole de Paris

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  • 1987 Bas-Armagnac, Delord

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    Fine Armagnac from the house of Delord. Distilled in 1987 and barrel aged until its recent bottling. You can appreciate the seven mystical Armagnac notes of nut, peach, violet, lime, vanilla, plum and pepper from this excellent Armagnac house that was established in 1893.

    Bronze Medal: Concours Général Agricole de Paris

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