The Darroze house doesn't grow grapes, nor does it distill brandy. Instead, these former restaurateurs search the countryside for outstanding family distillers, then acquire and age their brandies in the Darroze chai, then bottled as rare, individual domaine offerings. For we lucky few who discover this great producer, we also get to enjoy their age-statement brandies (whose age on the label is the minimum), where brandy from these individual domaines are blended together to make truly outstanding offerings. The 12 year old has a golden color, possessing a lovely aroma of some caramel notes. Smooth and inviting. 86 proof.