Magnificent and complex cognac with many delicate fruit flavours and more robust walnut and peeled citrus qualities. This is one of the most traditional Grande Champagne cognacs and a real masterpiece for its age.
|Aroma||The nose is wonderful with a magical aroma of candied lime, cinnamon, melon, peach and freesias.|
|Ageing||Old 300 litre oak barrels for 72 years and in Vats for 12 years. It is currently in 30ltr glass bonbons sealed with wax. Kept in very damp cellars|
|Distillation||In old 5hl pot stills at around 70%. These stills are about the smallest available which normally makes very fine spirit. This was almost certainly distilled on its Lees|
|Flavour||This has an oaky and nut complexity on initial taste with powerful tones. The complexity shows with dried orange and roasted chestnuts but the tail comes clean with grapefruit|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc|
|Reduction and Strength||We do not believe that this has been reduced|
|Viticulture||The area is slightly hilly and with chalky substrate allowing the vine roots to penetrate for a great distance. Some vines can be as old as a hundred years|