It was in 1838 during the reign of Louis Phillipe that Pascal Dartigalongue, originally from Saint Lannes near Madiran, moved to Nogaro in the Gers and founded his maison d’Armagnac which is alive and well today. He very quickly realised that Armagnac could be a successful export product.
Despite many difficulties he managed to send oak casks of Armagnac to Bayonne where they would be shipped on to Holland and England.In 1870 he acquired the present vineyard, “lacroutz”, at Salles d’Armagnac. In about 1900 Joseph’s son Henri took over the family business.
It was at this time that Eau de vie officially became Know as Armagnac and acquired the appellation ‘Jaune d’Or’. Thanks to the continuing expansion of the railways the trade in Armagnac also continued to grow.In 1930 Henri’s very young son Pierre took on the responsibility of visiting their clients, first in France and later abroad.
This initiative increased sales dramatically. In 1936, at the end of prohibition, he went to the USA and did some very good business with the Americans. After the end of the second world war he developed the sale of Armagnac throughout Europe.
His son Jean-Pierre and his daughter Françoise now run the family business. They take pride in maintaining the century and half old family traditions of service and quality and living up to the family motto “My Armagnac, my strength” and now, it is also available in Australia.
500 ml, 40% abv, France"Vintages are typical in Armagnac and Dartigalongue has an impressive collection. The best sommeliers in the world choose Dartigalongue and dinners are regularly built around their Armagnacs. Menus from top Parisien establishments, including the Moulin Rouge, adorn the walls of the company’s museum that also boasts an awe inspiring number of documents from the beginning of the company’s creation."
This 1998 Vintage was aged for 15 years in Oak barrels.
500 ml, 40% abv, FranceA superb Vintage of the Dartigalongue 1992 harvest. Aged for 21 years in Oak barrels.
*'Gold' Best Wines & Spirits Asia 2013.
700 ml, 40% abv, FranceXO is a blend of several vintages aged from 10 to 20 years matured in oak barrels. Dartigalongue XO Bas Armagnac, displays a complex nose of caramel, toasted almond, nougat and dried fruit. The medium-bodied, fruit-forward palate is accented by hints of tobacco, cedar and mineral which linger through the finish.
Multi award winner.".. The flavor puts on an incredible display of understated power and sheer elegnace… the finish is medium long, poised, vanilla-like and even honeyed… a supremely confident, multi-layered brandy whose calling card is its graceful demeanor." ('Best Buy', F. Paul Pacult)
500 ml, 40% abv, FranceA superb Vintage of the Dartigalongue 1982 harvest. Aged for 33 years in Oak barrels. *'Gold Medal' Catavinum World Spirits Competition 2013.
700 ml, 40% abv, FranceA collection of several outstanding vintages, aged in Oak barrels for a minimum of 15 years. "Sometimes you run across something that is so good it's unbelievable. This is a 15 year old Armagnac that drinks like a 50 year old Cognac. Aromas leap out of the glass and fill the entire room. If you happen to see this at a bar, order it, and watch all the heads turn in your direction to get a better smell"
500 ml, 40% abv, FranceA superb Vintage of the Dartigalongue 1979 harvest. Aged for 35 years in Oak barrels. 'Gold Medal' Catavinum World Spirits Competition 2013.
700 ml, 45% abv, FranceSince 1838, Dartigalongue have aged in their cellar eaux-de-vie from the noblest origin, the Bas-Armagnac. They have selected from the collection of old Armagnac, four vintages which express all their qualities by being tasted in superior degrees to 40% abv. "We have selected the 1989 Vintage, Single Cask, 45% abv for its aromas of pastry cooks (caramel, vanilla, cream) smooth eau-de-vie, the tannins are well integrated, with a very beautiful long aftertaste, and is intended for connoisseurs who appreciate this eaux-de-vie's allying power and roundness"
500 ml, 40% abv, FranceA 38 year old exceptional Armagnac at a fantastic price, "a must have". Multi award winning Dartigalongue distillery.
500 ml, 40% abv, FranceA superb Vintage of the Dartigalongue 1974 harvest. Aged for 40 years in Oak barrels. "Top 10 Armagnacs," Wine Enthusiast, April 2007.
700 ml, 40% abv, FranceBlend of several vintages aged from more than 30 years in oak barrels. Armagnac toned and shimmering deep amber. The palate is fresh , round and balanced. The flavors are deep and melted. Prunes and spices. The long finish in the mouth is powerful with aromas.
"A beautiful silky finish"