One can easily forget that Petite Champagne cognacs can be as fine as those from the top cru Grande Champagne. The 1969 has aromas of straw, papaya and honey whilst the palate excels with pear, nutmeg, ginger, banana and saffron. This is an unusually fine, balanced and well aged cognac from the heart of Petite Champagne.
|Aroma||Straw, papaya and honey|
|Ageing||350 litre casks, first in new and then in old Limousin oak casks.|
|Flavour||The palate excels with pear, nutmeg, ginger, banana and saffron.|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc but possibly Folle Blanche too.|
|Reduction and Strength||Some reduction has taken place to create its remarkably good balance and flavour.|
|Viticulture||The land here is flatter that that of Grande Champagne and the chalk is slightly less porous.|