Reviews written: 36
Average Score given: 86
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French wine, and the concept of terroir, captured my interest early on. Naturally, curiosity took me to spirits, in particular Cognac. Today I'm proud to be a member of the Cognac Expert team managing B2B projects, working on Cognac Expert Originals, and writing bottle reviews for the English Blog. I love to taste anything and everything - rum/rhum, whisky(ey), Armagnac, etc. - but no other spirit grabs my attention quite like Cognac, and all of its subtleties and nuance. Santé !
Conte & Filles Single Cask N°46 - Bons Bois
Nose: Young. Fruity but with a trace of rusticity - a wild side. If I think of the Cognac aroma wheel, the aromas are on the higher side of that wheel: white grapes, pear, mirabelle jam, sweet candied lemon, bruised yellow apple. There are soft spices too which hint at shades of maturity. Mouth:...
Ragnaud Sabourin XXO Cognac
Nose: On first pour there is a sharp spirit note. This suggests a youthful freshness, despite the fact that this is not a young Cognac. With air, the spirity note blows off and is replaced by a pretty florality and soft fruit candies. Sweet citrus. Fresh cake with a high quality icing or glaze; there...
L'ESSENTIEL A45 Marancheville
Nose: The nose is a crystal clear and clean nose. It smells as only a mature Grande Champagne can smell. My nose picks up orange marmalade (confiture orange amère in French), stewed yellow peaches, slice of juicy ripe fresh mango - so a healthy does of fruit, but I struggle to determine if the fruit...
L'ESSENTIEL A29 Grosperrin
Nose: The smells are textbook Fins Bois. My nose gets an earthy sweet orange citrus note - sweet clementine and blood orange. These notes can appear in Grande Champagne Cognacs, but here they are a shade darker and with a little more heft. There is citrus jam and quince paste, which add to this impression...