Aged for a minimum of 10 years, its maturation in oak barrels has added to the complexity of this relatively young cognac but its flavours of spice and coffee, with pineapple in the background, are characteristic of cognacs from the top cru. Excellent value for one with such a good pedigree.
|Aroma||This cognac has an aroma of mocha with roasted nut, some spice and just a hint of pineapple.|
|Ageing||Aged in Limousin oak barrels for over 10 years in fairly damp cellars. These conditions help to keep the spirit in contact with the natural tannins in the oak for longer|
|Distillation||Double distilled on a small Charentais Alembic still as this helps to concentrate the wine flavours during distillation.|
|Flavour||There are flavours of spice and coffee with pineapple in the background. Flavours which have become more complex as the cognac has matured.|
|Grape Variety||Ugni Blanc and some Folle Blanche|
|Reduction and Strength||Cognacs from the Grande Champagne age very slowly. Some gradual reduction has taken place to ensure that this cognac is sold at its best strength.|
|Viticulture||The soil is chalky and porous, ideal for growing cognac vines as the roots can penetrate deep into the ground to find water.|