Janneau 12-Year-Old Armagnac
An age-old love story
Made from Janneau’s Single Distillery, this spirit is a unique, well-balanced Armagnac that deserves a place on your shelf.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Soft but intense, the Janneau 12-year-old Armagnac has aromas of plum, dry fruits, and woody characteristics.
On the palate, this spirit is fruity, with a great personality. Made exclusively of Ugni grapes, this Armagnac from Janneau’s Single Distillery is a unique offering. Its complex flavor won it silver at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2015.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Generally enjoyed as an after-dinner liqueur, it’s best to enjoy it neat, and at room temperature.
But it also pairs so beautifully with starter fare, like smoked salmon, caviar, or foie gras. Try this one from Godard-Chambon & Marrel.
For mains, have a glass with duck breast, or a mushroom omelette and arugula salad. If you happen to still have some in your bottle, continue on to dessert. The Janneau 12-year-old Armagnac is perfect with a tarte tatin, a pear charlotte, or a lemon tart.
Armagnac is the oldest of the three AOC French brandies, the other two being Cognac and Calvados. It originated in Gascony, in South-Western France, at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains. And Maison Janneau is one of the main producers of this incredible spirit.
Founded in 1851 by Pierre Etienne Janneau, Maison Janneau has passed down the secrets of Grand Armagnac through four generations. It is now home to the most important storage facility, and production plant in the Armagnac region.
Store your bottle upright in a cool, dark place, ideally between 12 and 15°C. There is no need to refrigerate cognac. To maintain the moistness of the cork and prevent it from chipping, occasionally tilt your bottle horizontally two to three times, then restore it to the upright position. Opened bottles of cognac should be consumed within six months, as the alcohol may oxidize and begin to lose its flavor.