This is the oldest and best Brandy in the world (according to this). This rare Armagnac combines strength and elegance. Armagnac Dupeyron are stored in oak barrel during the entire aging process and are only bottled right before being shipped.Each bottle is numbered and a certificate of authenticity is provided for bottles older than 1950.A bottle of Armagnac has a typical flat shape called "Basquaise" for up to 1500mland "Pot Gascon" for 2500ml. In this case, you can see a Basquaise bottle "Armagnac du Collectionneur". I want to thank my good friend Joan F. for letting me to taste it. As you can see, for privacy reasons, I have removed this name from the bottle, but it is personalized with the owner's name.
the most amazing fact with this armagnac is the taste, flavour, and specially, that you will not realize that it is 40º alcoholic degrees. Really smooth. An OUTSTANDING product!
The French paradox:
The concept of "French Paradox" has prompted numerous teams of researchers to specify the role of alcohol, grape and wood tannins in the benefits of moderate consumption of wine or alcoholic beverages. For Armagnac, recent scientific works show that this eau-de-vie has known therapeutic capacities. Its properties are due to the wood tannins that it contains following the long ageing process in oak barrels. Another medical team has also just proved the protective role Armagnac in blood platelet clumping (one of the causes behind cardio-vascular illnesses). All these observations tend to prove that moderate consumption of Armagnac (which is, after all, the best way of savouring it) is part, along with all the gastronomic products of South West France, of a diet and lifestyle which favours the good health of the region's population.