Similar to the 36 year old but slightly less aged. The intensity and fullness of flavour provides great finesse and style but also with lots of complexity.
|Aroma||Quite powerful aroma. Some floral tones, particularly violet, nut, vanilla and a rich pineapple syrup.|
|Distillation||Small estate and well known family in the area. Distillation is on a small still with a relatively straight sided still head which minimizes rectification. This together with fairly heavy lees enables maximum wine flavours. The producer does not have to rely on negociant sales so has been able to concentrate on his own style|
|Flavour||Big complex taste which is powerful enough to override the strength. There are nuts, vanilla mushrooms and a pineapple taste that runs into a long citrus tail.|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc|
|Reduction and Strength||None, apart from the very young cognacs the firm does not believe in the need for reduction.|
|Viticulture||The land around Chez Richon is flatter than closer to Segonzac, but the soil is still predominantly very porous Coniacian chalk and the roots go down deep|