Leopold Gourmel Cognac

This cognac house has always relied on natural processes. From growing the grapes to picking, maturing, distilling, aging and bottling them, Gourmel cognac is free of any chemicals, pesticides or additives to enhance color in respect of nature and the final product. The philosophy of the company is to concentrate on quality not quantity, which means that one year the outcome may be higher than in others. This is further shown by the radical decision to produce only pure vintage cognacs, so there is no blending of different years in order to create VS, VSOP or XO cognacs for instance. To go with this authentic approach, the design of Gourmel is simple and modern.

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  • In stock
    700ml / 41%
    $146

    The colour is pale golden, on the nose slightly bitter but in an enjoyable way. Hints of almond and nuts, the taste is dominated by fruit notes such as citrus, apricot, lemon, and orange. 

    The colour is pale golden, on the nose slightly bitter but in an enjoyable way. Hints of almond and nuts, the taste is dominated by fruit notes such as...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $394

    This Millesime / Vintage cognac presents a very delicate nose: strong spices and vanilla at first, then slight notes of tea. On the palate it's very round, exotic hints and then slight wood aromas.  Very balanced, the finish is long and typical for a Petite Champagne cognac.

    This Millesime / Vintage cognac presents a very delicate nose: strong spices and vanilla at first, then slight notes of tea. On the palate it's very round,...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $233

    Tasting notes by Leopold Gourmel: Eye: Deep amber with "roman" colors & gothic sparklesNose: Enticing finesse, harmonized notes with a happy marriage between wood & wild flowers, vanilla & red fruitsPalate: Silky on the tongue completed by a nice opening & lingering finish. Notes of wood enhanced by light spicy flavors & touch of vanilla. Velvety finish...

    Tasting notes by Leopold Gourmel: Eye: Deep amber with "roman" colors & gothic sparklesNose: Enticing finesse, harmonized notes with a happy marriage...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $83

    On the eye: a soft golden honey color. On the nose: fresh, white fruits, such as pear and white peach.   On the palate: a fresh, long aftertaste.

    On the eye: a soft golden honey color. On the nose: fresh, white fruits, such as pear and white peach.   On the palate: a fresh, long aftertaste.

  • In stock
    700ml / 42%
    $59

    In the nose: Flowers, some more mature fruity notes. In the mouth balanced, some butter hints, the finish is correct and very influenced by the Fins Bois soil notes.

    In the nose: Flowers, some more mature fruity notes. In the mouth balanced, some butter hints, the finish is correct and very influenced by the Fins Bois...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $594

    Tasting notes by Leopold Gourmel: Nose : A very refined expression, inner richness, tender notes, wild flowers, hawthorn, hues of nuts.Palate : Soft and silky feeling, covering the palate with a floral fragrance, comfortable warmth and a lingering finish of while flowers.Léopold Gourmel's craft in the Grande Champagne world : a breakthrough.

    Tasting notes by Leopold Gourmel: Nose : A very refined expression, inner richness, tender notes, wild flowers, hawthorn, hues of nuts.Palate : Soft and...

  • In stock
    500ml / 40%
    $95

    The nose: Fresh, supple, white fruits (pear, white peach), never aggressive. The taste: Pure clean, Intense, a refreshing long-lasting finish.

    The nose: Fresh, supple, white fruits (pear, white peach), never aggressive. The taste: Pure clean, Intense, a refreshing long-lasting finish.

  • In stock
    700ml / 43%
    $341

    Tasting notes: Colour: Dark and golden. On the nose really round, some sweet honey hints, here and there leather. In the mouth rather powerful, slow opening - then spicy with pepper notes and coriander. The finish is dominated by ginger and butterscotch.

    Tasting notes: Colour: Dark and golden. On the nose really round, some sweet honey hints, here and there leather. In the mouth rather powerful, slow opening...

  • In stock
    700ml / 42%
    $221

    Tasting notes: On the eye the cognac is fine golden, on the nose with some floral and vanilla notes. The taste is round and honeyed with a deep finish.

    Tasting notes: On the eye the cognac is fine golden, on the nose with some floral and vanilla notes. The taste is round and honeyed with a deep finish.

  • In stock
    700ml / 42%
    $575

    Tasting notes: Copper gold colour, with a nice range of different notes in the nose. In the mouth: Balanced hints of fruits, flowers, and spices.

    Tasting notes: Copper gold colour, with a nice range of different notes in the nose. In the mouth: Balanced hints of fruits, flowers, and spices.

  • 700ml / 42%
    $384

    A very fine nose, soft and round finish.

    A very fine nose, soft and round finish.

  • 700ml / 42%
    $1,410

    Review by Leopold Gourmel, the producer: "This Quintessence cognac with eaux-de-vie from the 19th century, is slightly floral, great spices and fruit marriage"

    Review by Leopold Gourmel, the producer: "This Quintessence cognac with eaux-de-vie from the 19th century, is slightly floral, great spices and fruit marriage"

  • 700ml / 43%
    $431

    No tasting notes available.

    No tasting notes available.

  • -15%
    600ml / 40%
    $111 $131

    The set consists of three great Cognacs by Leopold Gourmel: Age du fruit, age des fleurs et age des epices.

    The set consists of three great Cognacs by Leopold Gourmel: Age du fruit, age des fleurs et age des epices.

  • 700ml / 41%
    $227

    The colour is pale golden, on the nose slightly bitter but in an enjoyable way. Hints of almond and nuts, the taste is dominated by fruit notes such as citrus, apricot, lemon, and orange. 

    The colour is pale golden, on the nose slightly bitter but in an enjoyable way. Hints of almond and nuts, the taste is dominated by fruit notes such as...

  • 700ml / 42%
    $275

    Tasting notes: On the eye the cognac is fine golden, on the nose with some floral and vanilla notes. The taste is round and honeyed with a deep finish.

    Tasting notes: On the eye the cognac is fine golden, on the nose with some floral and vanilla notes. The taste is round and honeyed with a deep finish.

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1 reviews for Leopold Gourmel Cognac

Thorkell 2012-12-26

I'm new to Cognac but ever since I started drinking Cognac I lost

interest in any other alcohol drink. So thank you for the site! I recently bought a bottle of Alexandre Léopold Petite Champagne X.O. ( Alexandre Léopold XO Cognac AOC Fine Petite Champagne )

and I really liked it. I wondered if you agreed with me that it was

good but did not find it on your site. Now, since I'm new to this, I

might have been looking at the wrong place. So, do you have Alexandre

Léopold on your site? If yes, where can I find it? Will you be

adding it?

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    History of Léopold Gourmel



    In 1972 Pierre Voisin and Olivier Blanc co-founded the cognac house Léopold Gourmel. They named it after Pierre Voisin's grandfather Léopold Gourmel, because both of them cherished his love for nature, whether it was when tending his vineyards, working the garden or fishing in the Atlantic ocean on the shores of his native island Ile de Ré. Léopold Gourmel's respect towards the environment inspired them to create a cognac house that was entirely embracing methods of producing in eco-friendly ways. Gourmel's proffession was that of a horse saddler, therefore they decided to use the head of a horse as the logo for the brand.


    They found that the symbol of a horse perfectly matched the noble, elegant and fine cognac they wished to produce.
    Since its origins, Léopold Gourmel decided to produce only pure vintage cognacs, meaning each cognac is from one particular year and never gets blended with other years or younger cognacs. This is very unusual for a cognac house, because tradition has it that most houses have VS, VSOP and XO cognacs in their range, mostly alongside a selection of vintage cognacs.



    Léopold Gourmel Today



    In 1993, Olivier Blanc became sole owner of the business. Since, he has built a new team and is focusing on international distribution and including new products to follow modern developments in the field of cognac, for example the range "Les Amis de Gourmel" (Friends of Gourmel). He is also interested in finding new ways of aging naturally-produced cognac as well as promoting innovative ways to inform consumers that cognac can be enjoyed differently to the existing cliché of gentlemen gathered around smoking cigars in front of the fireplace...  

    For Olivier Blanc, every vintage has its own character, he compares it to training a horse, building its character over time, which is another link to the logo of the cognac house - the horse's head.
    The vineyards of Léopold Gourmel are situated in the Fins Bois area, growing aromatic grapes thanks to the eastern-facing hills. The Bruny family have been supplying the grapes for Léopold Gourmel for years and continue to do so with great expertise.  

    In order to classify the age of the cognacs, Olivier Blanc has chosen a very simple strategy, namely appointing 5 different "age stages" for anyone to understand. Ranging from 6 carats to 30 carats, he compares his cognac's ages to the quality of gold:
    Premières saveurs (6 carats), Age du Fruit (10 carats), Age des Fleurs (15 carats), Age des Epices (20 carats) and Quintessence (30 carats)



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    In a youtube video Olivier Blanc, owner of Léopold Gourmel Cognac speaks about the history about Léopold Gourmel. He reminds us of how everything started with Cognac... that it was in fact the non-French merchants from Scandinavia, the British Isles, Holland and Germany were coming to the region of Charente Maritime to collect salt. During their visits they of course came across the wine from the region and at this time it was particularly the white wine that they wanted to take back with them (one wonders why not the red...). So in order to be able to take back larger quantities of alcohol, people distilled the wine. All the great trading families sent a member of their family down to the region and they would distill the wine, store it in wooden barrels and transport them, first on the river on small boats, then on big ships to take them to their respective countries. The Cognac was then bottled upon arrival and hence has a very international history from its very roots. Until this day, almost the entire cognac production is shipped and sold outside of France.

    Léopold Gourmel cognac is distributed exclusively through selected stores and highly reputed restaurants. Anyone interested in selling Gourmel cognac in their restaurant or shop, is invited to contact the cognac house directly via their website.


    Visit Léopold Gourmel



    There is no visiting information on the website. Contact the cognac house directly for inquiries and visits.