Cognac has earned its place as the 'crème de la crème' for brandies. The French have mastered the art of producing fine brandies throughout history and the terroir is known for producing the best grapes in the world. The techniques used in fermentation, distillation and aging are envied by other spirits categories around the world. The cognacs produced by many of the smaller brands like this one are very traditional and bolder in flavour, giving the consumer a whole new cognac experience.
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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.
Made on a 58-hectare estate in Jarnac-Champagne owned by the
Vallet Family for generations. The grapes are mainly Ugni Blanc but
unusually it also has some Folle Blanche and Colombard. Aged for 10 years in
oak barrels the aroma is predominantly apricots which comes out in the
flavour along with vanilla, toffee and a little citrus.
This cognac was specially prepared by the company's owner
and is regarded as one of the finest from this small producer. There is a
distinctive pineapple aroma and a richer pineapple, walnut and medlar fruit
complexity on the palate. Its intense flavour is enhanced by the slightly
higher strength. Very long on the palate.