Château de Pellehaut is located in the small village Montréal-du-Gers, and represents one the great values in Armagnac, if not all of brandy. Purchased by Gaston Béraut shortly after the Second World War, he has slowly developed one of the largest single properties in the region. Béraut's sons Mathieu and Martin take care of the winemaking and the maturation of the brandies in barrel. As part of the Tenereze region of Armagnac, the soil around Pellehaut contains more chalk and limestone than in the Bas-Armagnac, and the spirits generally take longer to develop, beginning to really show complexity after 15+ years in wood. The 1973 is made entirely from Ugni Blanc and was bottled in 2020 at 43% ABV, making it a legit 47 year old brandy. It is extremely dark, loaded with heavy oak flavors similar to a Bourbon, but with more sweetness from the fruit on the finish, and a supple raisined note.