Sempe Armagnac Extra Grande Reserve Prism Decanter
Sempé Extra Grand Reserve is a special blend of Armagnacs, some of which are 50 years old, showcased in a specially commissioned Prism bottle. Pale amber in color with flecks of yellow and green, it has a smooth floral bouquet with a delicate hint of wood. Very smooth and pleasing on the palate, this Armagnac is wonderfully mature with a good balance of spirit and fruit. The packaging, created by renown perfume bottle designer Serge Mansau, features three sculpted brandy snifters, which intriguingly "disappear" when the Armagnac is poured.
Sempe Armagnac Winery
Armagnac is France's oldest eau de vie with the first written record of its existence dating back to 1411. Thus for a least 500 years, Armagnac has been produced in the heart of Gascony, land of the famous Three Musketeers and home of La Maison Sempé. Sempé is a distinguished family that can be traced back to the 14th century - the name evolved from the French "St. Pierre", bearer of the Keys to Heaven, which is the crest of the family. The name and the keys are registered and kept at the French National Library. Founded originally in 1936 by then sixteen-year-old Henri-Abel Sempé, the firm today operates under the new ownership of Jean Pierre-Thenon and continues to produce the highest quality brandies, exporting them worldwide. View all Sempe Armagnac Wines
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.