Armagnac bottle share: Saint Christeau from Distillerie Gilbert Miclo

So, while we’re at it, I was talking about getting interested in other boozes, like Armagnac and Sake. I have yet to get into the Sake shtick, but I am following through with that Armagnac bottle share.

I know of a shop in Amsterdam that sells loads of Armagnac, and while I don’t know much about it, I want to dig in and get some knowledge about it. Armagnac is a lot less marketed than whisky, and that is also slightly visible on the bottles. As in, there’s the mandatory ABV, and most times there’s a vintage. What they often don’t show is when the booze was bottled, or any other information.

So, does age matter as much with Armagnac? Let’s find out by doing a vertical of one distillery. That means we’re doing a load of vintages from a single producer, namely the Distillerie Gilbert Miclo, and their Saint Christeau Armagnac.

The vintages I’m planning on doing for this bottle share are 1934 (!), 1940, 1950, 1968, 1987, 1990, 1995 and a NAS one called Selection.

It’s a bit of a bummer they don’t have anything from the seventies, which would have meant doing one from each decade for the 80 years.

I’ve already polled some people on Facebook and it seems we’ve already gone through 40cl of this, so there’s only 30cl available, which boils down to another six sets.

If you want a set, which is 5cl of each of these Armagnacs, it’ll cost you € 82. That is including glass bottles and labelling, excluding shipping costs to where ever you are.

Let me know if you’re interested, I hope to get things rolling by the end of the week.


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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