Armagnac is taken from the still and stored in 400 litre oak barrels in the two cellars at Domaine du Cardinat. Later, it is transferred to older barrels. In the fullness of time the Armagnac absorbs the tannins from the oak and part of the alcohol evaporates lowering the alcohol level of the Armagnac. The part of the alcohol, which evaporates, is known as “the angels’ share”. The vintage of the Armagnac refers to the year of harvest. After bottling, Armagnac stops maturing.