Michel Forgeron Cognac

Michel Forgeron Cognac’s uniqueness lies in its very special history, its environmental concern and of course in its quest for quality. With a relatively young history, the first cognac under the brand Michel Forgeron was produced in 1977. Their philosophy remains the same as his grandfather’s, who bought the agricultural property at the turn of the century: work better, produce better. Recently, for its hundred year anniversary, Forgeron covered one of the estate’s roofs with solar panels in order to work with sustainable energies for the cognac production.

Visit Michel Forgeron: Chez Richon, 16130 Segonzac, +33 (0)545834305, Visits, guided tours and tastings, as well as parking for camper cars available. www.cognacforgeron.com

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  • In stock
    700ml / 43%
    $68

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye:  Golden color, with tints of amber Nose: Aromatic - fresh vanilla that vanishes in a bouquet of spring - hyacinty, white narcissus, acacia, and dried lime.  Slightly spicy notes Palate: Flexible and pleasant, light, yet round and persistent.

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye:  Golden color, with tints of amber Nose: Aromatic - fresh vanilla that vanishes in a bouquet of spring -...

  • In stock
    700ml / 45%
    $95

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye: A wonderful deep color with golden reflections and flashes of brightness Nose: Notes of leather and spices, curry, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, pastry, candied fruit Palate:  caramelized notes, delicate rancio

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye: A wonderful deep color with golden reflections and flashes of brightness Nose: Notes of leather and spices,...

  • In stock
    700ml / 45%
    $119

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye:  Light brownish red color with exquisite golden reflections Nose:  Powerful and lively, flavors of lemon confit complimented by woody notes: Pepper, clove, fresh tobacco. Palate:  Vanilla and toasted notes, with a fine and graceful rancio.

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye:  Light brownish red color with exquisite golden reflections Nose:  Powerful and lively, flavors of lemon...

  • In stock
    700ml / 40%
    $44

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye:  Light amber color and reflections Nose:  Vanilla, yellow fruits, nectarines.  Rather explosive aromas. Palate:  Continuing on from the powerful aromas, it evolves in lively and persistant flavors

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye:  Light amber color and reflections Nose:  Vanilla, yellow fruits, nectarines.  Rather explosive aromas....

  • In stock
    700ml / 50%
    $227

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye - deep robe tinted with fiery amber flashes and reflections of deep gold Nose - sweet spices, licorice, spiced bread, cinnamon, candied orange, sandalwood Palate - balsamic tones, armenian paper, smoky cocoa

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye - deep robe tinted with fiery amber flashes and reflections of deep gold Nose - sweet spices, licorice,...

  • In stock
    700ml / 43%
    $77

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  • 500ml
    $71

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  • 700ml
    $409

    No tasting review on Heritage Cognac by Forgeron.

    No tasting review on Heritage Cognac by Forgeron.

  • 500ml / 56%
    $82

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  • 500ml / 54%
    $102

    No tasting notes on 1979 vintage cognac by Forgeron.

    No tasting notes on 1979 vintage cognac by Forgeron.

  • 500ml / 53%
    $127

    No tasting review on the 1975 cognac yet.

    No tasting review on the 1975 cognac yet.

  • 500ml / 54%
    $109

    No tasting reviews on this vintage cognac.

    No tasting reviews on this vintage cognac.

  • 700ml
    $0

    Aromas and taste of black pepper, raisins, and dark chocolate truffles.  Good rancio.

    Aromas and taste of black pepper, raisins, and dark chocolate truffles.  Good rancio.

  • 500ml / 53%
    $0

    Nose: Delicate floral notes with hints of oak and spices. Palate: Tastes of flower petals, stewed figs, and cedar wood. Finish: Long, satisfying, sweet.

    Nose: Delicate floral notes with hints of oak and spices. Palate: Tastes of flower petals, stewed figs, and cedar wood. Finish: Long, satisfying, sweet.

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1 reviews for Michel Forgeron Cognac

Alan Roberts 2013-09-02

We first visited the Forgerons in about 1990, by recommendation from an English friend living locally. We were spellbound. Francine was hugely welcoming, and we bought the Hors d'Age because I've never tasted anything like it.


We visited again about 10 years later, and the same thing happened.


Then we went back this year (2013) and she remembered us, and that we had turned up with a couple of English friends. The Hors d'Age is still the most amazing nectar, but the price has gone up, just a little (it was 350FF when we bought the first bottle). I still have a few drops left of our second purchase, refusing to finish it until I could replace the bottle,


I look forward to repeating this trick, and to the warm welcome I know we'll get from Francine :-)

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    History of Cognac Michel Forgeron



    Forgeron has a special 100 year old family tradition that needs to be told. In 1909, Jean and Ernestine Gonthier bought a typical Charentais house and moved their family to embark on a project. Together with their son Dély Forgeron they started cultivating cereals and vines. Of course vines take quite some years to grow until they carry enough grapes. Dély had married Renée, they had three children. They divided the land between the three, one of them being Michel Forgeron.


    It took until 1966 until the first alembic was installed in the former stables. In the meantime, Michel had gone off to fight in the Algerian War. On his return he married Francine and they again had three children: Isabelle, Christophe and Pierre. The cognac business slowly but surely started developing until finally, in 1977, they founded the company and called it Michel Forgeron.


    With a strong belief in environmental techniques and an incredibly strong work ethic, Michel and his wife turned Forgeron Cognac into a profitable business. In 1998, Michel retired and passed the cognac house on to his youngest son Pierre. He manages the company and continues to grow, extending the property to 19 hectares.



    Cognac Michel Forgeron Today



    In 2002, Christophe, Pierre Forgeron’s older brother, returns from many years abroad and joins force with the family. Together they stand behind the company and get further involved in sustainable agriculture. For their 100 year anniversary, they covered one of the roofs of the stables with 260m2 of solar panels. They are the first cognac producers to work with solar energy.



    News, Products and Old Labels



    Michel Forgeron’s wife, Francine, won a tourism award in 1998 for welcoming tourists to the estate for years. The estate of Forgeron offers free parking space for camping cars. 


    Pierre Forgeron launched the “Nuit de Cognac”, a popular event in the Cognac region.



    Visit Cognac Forgeron



    The Forgeron's are generous hosts and can accommodate up to 20 camper cars for free on their property. They offer free giuded tours of the distillery as well as tastings of their cognacs. 


    Contact Forgeron for more details.