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Hermitage 1917 Grande Champagne Cognac by Hermitage Vieux Quartiers

Hermitage 1917 Grande Champagne Cognac by Hermitage Vieux Quartiers
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Cru:
Grande Champagne
Volume:
70 cl
Vintage:
1917
% Alcohol:
45%
Packaging:
Presentation Box
Availability:
In stock

Details

We were lucky in finding this cognac. It was in a 30 litre bonbonne and had been stored in an old cellar for many years. It is an exceedingly fine cognac from the period but regrettably the house no longer exists so this will be the last of this vintage from this house.

Additional Information

Aroma A most interesting cognac in the traditional style of the period. The aroma of grapefruit peel, angelica and thyme are combined with a delightful yeasty dough theme
Ageing The cellars were very old and quite damp. The barrels were Limousin oak 350 litre size and conditions would have been close to ideal
Distillation Double distillation in Charentaise 15 hectolitres stills
Flavour This is a really fine cognac displaying many characteristic qualities of the period. The flavour is on the dry side with oaky and bitter grapefruit flavours which one would expect to find from this area
Grape Variety Ugni Blanc
Reduction and Strength This is the last remaining quantity of this fine cognacs and is available at the natural strength of 45 degrees
Viticulture The area where this was made is close to the river Né. The chalk here is particularly porous and the vines grow well along this side of the river where their roots are said to penetrate up to thirty metres into the ground