This Darroze bottling is devastatingly good, what old traditional Armagnac was meant to taste like. Unabashedly manly and earthy, with floral notes like a boutonnière on a lapel and aromas of swirling cigar smoke. In the mouth, it’s surprisingly fresh and fruity, balanced by dark coffee and fresh tobacco. Serious rancio on the midpalate, that continues on and on and on. Seamless and classic.