Resérve de la Famille
60 yrs old
Triple "S" / Grand Champagne
43% abv (cask strength)
Cognac aged in wood from a single vineyard and single cask. At present, the Family Reserve comes from a brandy distilled just after World War II by a master "bouilleur de cru" (grower-distiller), in the heart of the Grande Champagne. First nose subtle but firm scents of pepper, spirit, and wood. The bouquet adds traces of grapes, paraffin, and spice. Palate entry is honey sweet, woody, and even a touch bacon fat-like. Midpalate stage is memorable for the semisweet tastes of marzipan, English toffee, and egg cream. Finishes as elegantly as it begins.
SF World Spirit Competition 2003 Double Gold Medal.