Founded in 1882 by their great grandfather, Pierre and Philippe Samalens proudly carry on the company’s family traditions and quality. They are considered specialists of the Appellation Armagnac. They exclusively distil wines from the best soils of the Bas Armagnac, in particular the small area known as Grand Bas Armagnac. The greatest armagnac comes from the Bas Armagnac, a small plain between the rugged Pyrénées mountains and the vast forests of the Landes. Here the sand and clay soil provide the base wines with the necessary acidity and bouquet to ensure a perfect distillation, a mellow but fruity and strong spirit that rounds with slow aging. Its connoisseurs included King Henri IV of France, poet Francois Villon and d’Artagnan, the captain of the king’s musketeers. The current generation is represented by Peter son of George Samalens. The house is located Samalens Laujuzan, surrounded by vineyards and oak forests in the heart of the Bas Armagnac where the best Armagnac is produced. The wines are selected exclusively from the area between the Bas-Armagnac and, for almost all, a small territory traditionally called Grand Bas Armagnac. Samalens the distillery is the largest in the region with eight stills, the oldest dating from the 19th century. The stock of Samalens House is one of the largest in the Armagnac region. It is the best quality Bas Armagnac, some of them very old reserves, such as the 1888 vintage. Since 1882 Samalens never distilled or sold anything other than the Bas Armagnac.
Golden cherry appearance. With a woody bouquet and hints of truffle, prunes dominate the aromas. A well rounded palate, with prune and vanilla notes. This vintage armagnac retains its younthful vivacity.