NewsChateau du Tariquet Pure Folle Blanche 15 Year Old Bas-Armagnac Is The World’s Best Armagnac According To 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Chateau du Tariquet Pure Folle Blanche 15 Year Old Bas-Armagnac Is The World’s Best Armagnac According To 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

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Chateau du Tariquet Pure Folle Blanche 15 Year Old Bas-Armagnac has been rated the best Armagnac in the world at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition. The Eauze-based winery and distillery’s bottling was the only Armagnac to score an Outstanding Gold, the annual competition’s highest honor.

“Very elegant with intriguing rancio nose, but it has retained its freshness. Very luxurious, the alcohol is working the aromatics perfectly; clotted cream, raspberry jam and chocolate truffles in the end,” wrote the judges.

It was a great day overall for Chateau du Tariquet, as eight of the house’s Cognac’s won medals. Three took home Golds, their Pure Folle Blanche 12 Year Old Bas-Armagnac (96 points), AOC Blanche Armagnac (95 points), and XO Bas-Armagnac (95 points), and they also one one silver and three bronze medals.

Check out all the medal-winning Armagnac bottlings from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below:

NameCountryProducerMedal
Pure Folle Blanche 15 YO Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetOutstanding Gold
Château De Pellehaut 2005 ArmagnacFranceSCV BerautGold
Château De Pellehaut Selection L?Age Tendre ArmagnacFranceSCV BerautGold
Pure Folle Blanche 12 YO Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetGold
Château De Pellehaut 1994 ArmagnacFranceSCV BerautGold
AOC Blanche ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetGold
XO Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetGold
Le Légendaire Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetSilver
Château De Pellehaut Reserve- Bel âge ArmagnacFranceSCV BerautSilver
Waitrose & Partners No.1 Armagnac VsopFranceEmporiaSilver
No. 1 Armagnac VSOPFranceWaitrose & PartnersSilver
2005 Vintage ArmagnacFranceChâteau de LacquySilver
Marquis Reserve ArmagnacFranceSPASilver
Pure Folle Blanche 8 YO Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetBronze
VSOP Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetBronze
Marquis Extra Old ArmagnacFranceSPABronze
Lauvia Reserve ArmagnacFranceSPABronze
1995 Bas-ArmagnacFranceChâteau du TariquetBronze
Lauvia Hors d’Age ArmagnacFranceSPABronze
Hors D’âge ArmagnacFranceChâteau de LacquyBronze

Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold. Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 Years Old was ranked the world’s top Genever.

Eight Gins, meanwhile, were awarded Outstanding Gold medals. While 10 Vodkas were also given the contest’s highest prize, along with 8 Liqueurs. Nine Rums scored 96 out of 100, the top ranking in the category.

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