Domaine Boingnères 1985 Bas Armagnac Cépages Nobles
The Domaine Boingnères 1985 Bas Armagnac Cépages Nobles was distilled by Martine Lafitte from approximately one-third each of Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and Folle Blanche. It was distilled in 1985 on a gas-fuelled copper alambic Armagnacais column still (built for the domaine in 1975) and then aged in used, 420-litre French oak casks before being bottled at the domaine in 2018 at cask strength. A nose of vanilla custard and maple syrup transitions to a palate of leather and tobacco leaf. A whisper of banana pudding gives way to lemon oil and a hint of copper on the finish.