Growth area & soil: Blend
Box of 6 miniatures of 5cl Cognac Park
XO Grande Champagne
XO Cigar Blend
Extra Grande Champagne
The Park Collection has a clean, elegant and complex style. This box of six miniatures presents a range of Cognacs of different ages that deliver the best expressions of the terroirs.
All of Park’s Cognacs in this collection are produced from 100% Ugni Blanc grapes and have undergone the traditional process of double distillation in copper pot stills, known as the ‘Charentais method’.
The VS is the youngest Cognac of the selection and is made using a blend of eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne and Fins Bois region. This combination of eaux-de-vie is seamless and recognisable for its smooth, unctuous and fruit notes. Park VS is aged first in new oak barrels for six months before being transferred to continue its maturation in used Limousin oak barrels for at least another 18 months. A light toasting for 40 minutes teases out the subtle sweet flavours found in the wood, such as honey, vanilla and custard.
Park’s VSOP is a blend that has been carefully curated by the Cellar Master, using specially selected eaux-de-vie from the Fins Bois, Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne region. This unique combination of aromas is immediately seductive, particularly for those who are new to Cognac. The spirit has spent time maturing for eight months in new oak barrels before finishing aging in used Limousin casks and again, undergoing a light toasting.
Park’s Borderies Cognac is composed of eaux-de-vie purely from the most exclusive of the terroirs, the Borderies region. This growing area produces well-rounded Cognac with a uniquely floral note, particularly of violets. As a Napoléon Cognac, the blend has been well aged for at least 20 years, the finished product is a compelling and complex spirit.
The Park XO Grande Champagne is an emblem for its terroir, meticulously selected from an array of 15,000 oak casks so as to produce the best possible blend. Made using only eaux-de-vie from the premier cru of Grande Champagne which is recognised for its elegance and distinction. The Cognac spends one year in new barrels and a further six in used casks, in which it also has a medium toasting to encourage the development of spicy notes and hints of chocolate.
Another XO Cognac in the collection is the Cigar Blend, a fusion of eaux-de-vie from the two premier crus of Grande and Petite Champagne, this is bound to be exceptional. A thorough aging for a minimum of six years in new and used Limousin casks, combined with a medium toast to arouse the wood aromas of tannin, spices and chocolate has succeeded in delivering a remarkably complex, yet well-balanced Cognac.
Finally we have the Extra Grande Champagne, a prestigious Cognac that has been blessed with only the finest eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne cru and patiently aged for between 40 to 50 years in oak casks. This Cognac has been spared no expense, with the Cellar Masters ensuring it was allowed to mature in an atmosphere which is soft, humid, fresh and ideal for producing this superior spirit. It is the essence of Park Cognacs.
How to enjoy:
Park VS - Ideal for use in all classic cocktail recipes, both stirred and shaken, such as Old Fashioneds, Sidecars and Sours.
Park VSOP - Due to its richness and depth, this Cognac should be enjoyed in stirred cocktails such as Manhattans or its fruitiness also lends itself well to egg nogs and highballs. Alternatively, if you wish to sip it neat then pair with a brie or cheddar cheese.
Park Borderies - Sip as an aperitif or digestif, neat or on the rocks. Perfect to pair with a sweet treat such as caramels or banana flambé.
Park XO Grande Champagne - Sip as an excellent digestif, neat or on the rocks. This goes particularly well with roquefort cheese or vanilla ice cream.
Park XO Cigar Blend - The clue is in the name, enjoy neat with Honduran cigars.
Park Extra Grande Champagne - Enjoy neat to appreciate this exquisite Cognac. Pair with other indulgences such as cuban cigars, dark chocolate or salted butter caramels.
Double Or - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014
Argent - AllWines Asia & Hong Kong Sommeliers Association 2015
Argent - Concours International des Spiritueux du Monde 2015
Double Gold - Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Las Vegas 2014
90 Points and Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014
Silver - AllWines Asia & Hong Kong Sommeliers Association 2015
Silver - International World Spirits Competition 2015
Park XO Cigar Blend:
Gold - International World Spirits Competition 2013
Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014
90 Points, Very Good & Strong Recommendation - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2017
96/100 - Vert De Vin 2018
Park Extra Grande Champagne:
Gold - International World Spirits Competition 2012
Silver - New York International Spirit Competition 2012
Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017
About Park Cognac
Cognac Park is a brand produced by the large eaux-de-vie group Tessendier & Fils, a wholesaler who has a traceable history dating back to the 19th century. Presented in elegant ‘cognacaise’ bottles, the range encompasses all of the growing regions of the area, and produce blends both young and old. A relatively recent brand, the popularity of Cognac Park is beginning to grow, as more consumers in various countries become aware of its existence.
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