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Hermitage 2005 Grande Champagne Cognac by Hermitage Chez Richon

Hermitage 2005 Grande Champagne Cognac by Hermitage Chez Richon
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Grande Champagne
70 cl
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Presentation Box
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Cognac Masters 2015 - Gold Award

Making cognacs suitable for drinking young is exceptionally difficult without the use of caramel and sugar syrup. The 2005 has succeeded where others have failed. Its style is consistent with others from Chez Richon with some mocha and toffee flavours, a delight for such youthfulness.

"...packed with nutty detonations and a depth charge of delicious tangerine tang" Olly Smith, Journalist & TV Presenter

Additional Information

Aroma Chocolatey mocha with walnuts and some vanilla followed by tangerine peel.
Ageing 350 litre casks, 6 to 8 months in new and then old Limousin casks. Cellars are medium damp with natural floors.
Distillation Small estate and well known family in the area. Distillation is on a small still with a relatively straight sided still head which minimizes rectification. This together with a fairly heavy lees enables maximum wine flavours. The producer does not have to rely on negoçiant sales so has been able to concentrate on his own style.
Flavour Initial mocha on the palate leads to toffee, hazelnut and spices such as mace with a tangerine peel finish. A true masterpiece at this age.
Grape Variety Mainly Ugni Blanc but some Folle Blanche is also known to be available and used in this cognac.
Reduction and Strength This cognac is reduced in strength and matured in newer casks with some added wood chips to increase the reaction of wood with the natural tannins. Reduction at this level takes nearly two years to complete .
Viticulture The soil here is flatter than that around Segonzac and the Coniaçian chalk is similar to that on which the town of Cognac is built. The weather here is at its most even with only nominal extremes of hot and cold and low rain fall. Vines are Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche.