Even though it can be enjoyed as an apéritif, Armagnac is best appreciated at the end of a meal. It pairs well with coffee or a Cuban or Dominican cigar, as the flavors of cocoa, honey and black pepper enhance its aromas. Armagnac is served neat, at room temperature, in a bowl or tulip glass. We recommend opening the bottle of Chateau Arton 20 minutes prior to serving, in order to allow the aromas to bloom and the fragrances to awaken.
Before tasting, take the time to admire the amber robe of Armagnac and inhale its aromas. Finally, take a sip and keep the Armagnac in your mouth for a bit before swallowing. Take the time to awaken the memories it provokes. Then discover the fruit notes, the florals, the woody notes , and the rancio. The first taste is smooth, awakened by the aromatic richness of the Armagnac. At the bottom of the glass you will find the quintessential flavors of prunes, spices and chocolate, an aromatic palette that expresses the complexity of the Armagnac.
The Armagnacs from Château Arton go well with chocolate desserts, almonds, dried fruits, nut tarts or macarons (coffee, chocolate, orange, raspberry).
Château Arton La Réserve marries particularly well with lemon meringue and orange tarts. Château Arton Millésime 2010 marries particularly well with raspberry and orange macarons.