History of Le Reviseur Cognac
The owners of Cognac Abecassis – Francis Abecassis and his daughter Elodie – firmly believe in single estate cognacs. The estate of Le Reviseur is the second largest in the Abecassis family, and all their domains added together total the largest family owned vineyard in the cognac region, the largest being ABK6, which covers approximately 90 hectares.
Abecassis was founded in 2005, making it one of the youngest cognac houses in the industry. Le Reviseur Cognac is therefore also a very young brand. The brainchild of Francis, who brought his daughter into the family business when she was aged just 23, and together they head a cognac house that embraces innovation and advanced technology.
Cognac Le Reviseur Today
By using the most modern of advertising techniques including Facebook, blogs and Twitter, Elodie Abecassis has helped spearhead the Abecassis brands forward into the 21st century. Today, Le Reviseur cognacs are exported in particular to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
The complete process of producing the cognac takes place at the estate, thus ensuring the highest of quality control of each and every bottle produced. Every stage – from the tending of the ground and vines, right through to the completed bottled product, is watched over by cellar master Simon Palmer. His is an enormous task, tending and preparing the complete Abecassis range over the three separate brand names.
News, Products and Old Labels
The Le Reviseur cognacs include a VS, VSOP, XO and Extra Origin. Their flagship product is Le Reviseur Extra Origin – a boxed beauty of 45 per cent volume that costs in the region of €375. Other cognacs in the range start at a price of €27 for a bottle of Le Reviseur VS.
The brand also produces a Pineau des Charentes, called Pineau Blanc Reviseur.
Le Reviseur cognacs have won many awards over the years. These include the Le Reviseur XO cognac winning a silver medal in 2006 at the Saveurs Poitou-Charentes, and a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2009.
Visit Cognac Le Reviseur
Whilst there is no individual information about visiting the estate of Le Reviseur, it is possible to visit the Abecassis ABK6 estate. The cost is €5 per person, and free to under 18s. Opening hours are 09:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday. Weekend visits are available on request and by appointment only.
Group workshops and custom tours are also available – please contact the estate for details.