“TASTING NOTES:Colour: Château Monluc Pousse Rapière is a warm amber-orange hue.Aroma: A heady nose of grapes and oranges in an aromatic marriage, with a hint of vanilla.Taste: Rich sweet brandy and bitter orange flavours perfectly blended, strong and complex.PRODUCER: Le Château de Monluc is on a hill in Saint-Puy, in the Gascony region of southwest France. Its long and storied history has led it naturally to the portfolio of wines and liqueurs it now produces. Romans brought wine to the area, Saracens brought stills, so a combination of viticulture and distillation was almost inevitable. Montluc claims to have originated Pousse Rapière, the region's most popular aperitif, and certainly it's the most successful producer.COUNTRY: FrancePRODUCTION DETAILS: Armagnac is the world's oldest brandy. The Armagnac liqueur Château Monluc Pousse Rapière, flavoured with bitter orange, is made to an ancient and well-guarded recipe. The name translates as ‘rapier's push', a rapier being the fine blade brought back to France from Italy by soldier Blaise de Montluc, made famous by The Three Musketeers, and adopted by the Gascons. Château Monluc Pousse Rapière has the same effect drunk neat, it is said; both fine and sharp, more delicate and dangerous than a blunt axe or broadsword. So it is usually enjoyed in a gorgeous cocktail invented at Montluc in 1960, one part liqueur to five parts Vin Sauvage, or sparkling wine, with an added sugar cube and an orange slice.ALCOHOL: 24%”
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