Aged with great care and expertise, this wonderful Grande Champagne cognac has been in an oak barrel for 40 years slowly maturing to its optimum condition. Flavours of plum and vanilla expand in to lychee, pear, hay, plum and dried mandarin demonstrating complexity and individuality. A great cognac for any occasion but especially for those celebrating a 40th anniversary or 40th birthday.
|Aroma||Fresh mown grass, pear and oriental fruit such as guava and lychee.|
|Ageing||Aged in damp cellars in 350 litre casks for 40 years. The cellars are extensive and the firm has much experience in developing these fine cognacs. A 40 year old cognac from Grande Champagne could be regarded as being of medium age since the cru is known for slow, maturing cognacs.|
|Distillation||Large 25 hectolitre stills. The firm has 4 which produce all their eaux de vie.|
|Flavour||Plum and vanilla expand into lychee, pear, hay plum and dried mandarin on the tail.|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc|
|Reduction and Strength||Very small reduction to 47 degrees.|
|Viticulture||Some of the finest chalk in the whole of Grande Champagne. Almost entirely Ugni Blanc|