At the beginning of the 19th century, a prestigious family developed the Nerac area, which was the former capital city of “Navarre”, the last descendant of “Navarre” was Henri IV, King of France.
This Region first developed thanks to the new waterway that had been built at this time: the “Baïse”. Dozens of boats, called “Gabarres”, berthed at “Pont de Bordes” and shipped wine and Armagnac abroad through Bordeaux.
The main architect at the origin of this development is the Nismes Family, which was later joined by the Batz Family (descendants of d’Artagnan).
Two members of the Nismes family have particularly played a major role in this development:
- The General Nismes , hero of the 1870 war and governor of Paris.
- His brother, Jules Nismes , who was the the Founder'son of the Trade House, Pierre Nismes.
The House name became Nismes Delclou when Pierre Nismes got married to Elisabeth Delclou, who insisted that the House also bear her name.
Informations dating from 1685 about this old family can also be found at the Town Hall of Xantrailles and the activities of these craftsmen can be followed from the 17th and the 18th century until today.
Our House owns the most important collection of old vintages (from 1893 to 1999). The majority of it is kept in our storehouses, quietly waiting for the delicate moment of bottling.
Formerly known as Nismes Delclou , our House wanted to keep this historic brand , imported all over the world.
Armagnac Nismes Delclou VS - 40° :
By the rules, VS *** Armagnac must have at least 3 years of aging in wood.
Our VS *** has aged at least 3 years in our oak cask, in our cellars.
Robe: Golden color
Fruity nose, mellow to the mouth.Perfect for cocktails or on the rocks.
Armagnac Nismes Delclou VSOP - 40° :
The appellation VSOP means a minimum legal ageing of 4 years in oaken barrels.Our VSOP is a blend of eaux de vie which have aged between 8 years in oaken barrels in our cellars.
Robe: Amber, clear and limpid.
Nose: Very natural and has a great and surprising freshness.
Mouth: is also very fresh with some touches of prune aromas.
Armagnac Nismes Delclou XO - 20 ans d'âge - 40° :
By the rules, XO Armagnac must have at least 10 years in oak and 10 years old for the Hors d'Age. We massively over-deliver by ageing our Hors d'Age and XO a minimum of 20 years.
Robe : Light coppery
Nose : Powerfull and warm combining notes of fruits and spices.
Mouth : Full, harmonious with scents of glazed ripe plums, toast oak followed with arrays of spices, nutmeg mixed with fruit. Hints of rancio. Smooth long tasting finish.
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