Rare Armagnac Collection by Hontambère Tenareze Armagnac Vintage 1987
Château de Hontambère can be found on maps of the Armagnac region since at least 1834. The name Hontambère is derived from reference to the beautifully restored fountain, the source for which has long been known to locals for its exceptional purity.
Located in the Ténarèze sub region of Armagnac, Hontambère expresses the subtle, smooth, and perfumed style that is the hallmark of the best Armagnacs of this region. Combining this local knowledge with a detailed understanding of the Château’s different terroirs has allowed specially selected vines to be grown and harvested in a way that brings out the very best in Armagnac.
Rare Armagnac Collection by Hontambère
Rare Armagnac Collection by Hontambère gives unprecedented access to one-off bottlings of Armagnacs from small producers, not previously available to those outside of the region – or even sometimes outside of the family.
Their commitment to the traditions and people of this region and years of careful, patient work has given them access to the finest of these small lots of hand made artisanal Armagnacs now proudly released under the Rare Armagnac Collection, using the same methods that have been handed down through generations for over 700 years..
- Barrel No. H1
- Number of bottles: 540
- Cask strength: 54.2%
- Bottled in 2021.
Aged in oak casks for 34 years, this 1987 vintage was discovered lost in the corner of the cellars on one of the most traditional estates in the Ténarèze long after they ceased production.
Natural deep amber color, delicately offset by clear, hints of orange and a lifting touch of rancio.