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Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3
Growth Area: Petite Champagne
Cognac Age: Réserve
ABV: 42.7 %
Bottle Size: 70 cl
Brand: Cognac Bertrand
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3 Réserve was developed in close exchange with Seph Hall and Thérèse Bertrand, who have been running the Bertrand brand since moving back to Thérèse’s family estate back in 2010. In fact, it was at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner, which Thérèse and Seph hosted, when we suddenly thought Seph should blend the next Cognac in our Sélection series. It was the way he spoke about his craft but also about other topics ranging from international politics to sustainable energies, that got us excited to take this leap.
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Young and beautiful
It’s youthful but classy. Vanilla, honeysuckle and apricot. The gentle sweet delivery gives candied fruit and raisins. Maybe a touch of milk chocolate. The finish is long and delightful with waves of sweetness and spice. Cinnamon, fruit sugars and a little oak at the end. Given the price of this...
Cognac that suits my taste very well
The first time I drank this XO was in Australia in 2018, which is still fresh in my memory. When I bought this new batch of XO again, I felt that it was better than before. When I opened this cognac in southern China, the first thing I saw was a strong aroma of flowers and fruits, followed by chocolate,...
Quality Decent Napoleon for a Cigar or Straight Connoisseur Enjoyers
A very quality product as applied for all cognacs made by Chateau de Montifaud. I am a cognac enjoyer with 33 years of experience. What I can say about this beautiful Napoleon Cigar blend - Very full-bodied product a real rival to well-known Napoleon by Courvosier. Although it's 46% strong, it doesn't...
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Cognac Expert: A short history
Coming from an agricultural background, our grandfather having farmed and owned a vineyard, we've always been dedicated to the Cognac region, the people and naturally, to the drink we all know as Cognac. We have great admiration not only for the bigger houses such as Courvoisier, Camus and Hine, but also the smaller, family Cognac producers.
One day we were driving through the vineyards close to Blanzac, in the Fins Bois region, when we discovered a small producer we'd never seen or heard of before: This led us to think that there are so many brands out there that people don't know about. Neighbours, producers and friends have since introduced us to the wide field of different brandies and the whole Cognac experience. For example, one evening at a dinner in the neighbourhood our host presented a seemingly simple VSOP. And it also came with an anecdote about a winegrower who wanted to convince the cellar master of Hennessy that he could produce a great blend, so he created that particular VSOP solely with that in mind. It was a fantastic blend... but one couldn't buy it. It was situations such as this that led us to the idea to start a blog about the most famous of all brandies, Cognac. In the beginning we just started with a small blog, with a short piece reporting about the latest VS Cognac our father had brought home.
Today it's a much more than a blog; it's a website with a list of all cognac brands and producers, bottles and products, as well as a place that users on a global scale can exchange and talk about their experiences like a dedicated Cognac platform for China.
These days we regularly visit estates from André Petit and Bache-Gabrielsen to Rémy Martin and Martell, have the privilege to taste rare Vintage or XO Cognacs; and we can exchange with enthusiasts and professionals worldwide. It's fantastic.
We created this website to share the unbelievable diversity of brandy brands and producers with an international readership, and we must say - it works!
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