Francois Voyer Cognac Ancestral No. 7 Grande Champagne, France (700ml)
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|| Grapes:||Ugni Blanc|
|| Region:||Grande Champagne|
Limited to 142 bottles. 700ml bottle in wooden Francois Voyer gift box.
| Composition: Blended eaux-de-vie 50 to 80 years old.
| Ageing / Blending: Distilled with the lees, it ages in new Limousin Oak casks with a medium interior toast for 3 years. The ageing process continues in old barrels in a damp cellar. A progressive reduction is made, with distilled water (max 1 to 2% of diminution each year) using the 'faibles' technique.
| Color: Dark Amber.
| Bouquet: Crafted from a fusion of very old eaux-de-vie, including some from Voyer's 'paradise' cellar, this is a thoroughbred cognac limited to only 142 bottles. Within this pellucid amber liquid you will find a delicate blend of cedar wood, wax and Narcissus flowers.
| Taste: The initial taste is amenable, spicy and sensual, evolving into an intense explosion of flavors like cedar wood, nutmeg and licorice with a long finish on the palate. It is a noble work of the Cellar Masters art that Voyer is delighted to share with you.
| How to Enjoy: You must not hurry a cognac whose age is measured in half centuries! Pour it and let it stood for a quarter of an hour before you taste it. Sip it slowly and let the bouquet and flavors unfold and develop on your palate. Taste the passing of the years in the warm cocoon of the ancient oak barrel, in the darkness of the cellar.
| Reference: Gold Medal won at the Paris Concours Général Agricole 2010. “For those who don’t want to follow the crowd” Restaurant Magazine.“Coup de Coeur 2010” Guide Hachette. Given 90/95 by The Wine Enthusiast. “The Best we can expect from an ‘Extra’ in Grand Champagne” La Revue des Vin de France 2010. “Elegant and Complex. A Champion” Cognac Magazine 2010.