Cognac #14 "Le brûlé" Daniel Bouju Lot 60
Daniel Bouju Lot 60 Cognac by Malternative Belgium
Daniel Bouju Lot 60 Cognac by Malternative Belgium presents a unique limited edition Cognac reflective of Daniel Bouju’s unique personal style. While it is a nicely balanced offering, it is also extremely complex and jam-packed full of character. Bottled on 21st February 2022, there are only 246 bottles available, making it a rare jewel of the premier cru.
Growth Area: Grande Champagne
ABV: 50.5 %
Bottle size: 70 cl
Brand: Daniel Bouju
Eye: A rich coffee-like color.
Nose: Deep and flavoursome, the nose first presents hints of Caribbean rum. Followed by Demerara sugar, and smokey notes of tobacco leaves and cigar boxes. There are also some spicy aromas including nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, before fragrances of rancio and leather kick in.
Mouth: Rich, always with clear undertones of brown sugar and molasses, alongside figs and prune jam. The mouth then prevails with hints of liquorice and tobacco, before notes of leather and a few drops of Fernet Branca come to life. There is an underlying caramel sweetness that complements notes and flavors of burnt cake while keeping slightly tannic woody aromas in check.
Location of the Dordogne in France
Landscape of the Dordogne
Ysatis and Pieter - the couple behind Malternative Belgium
About Malternative Belgium
Ysatis and Pieter founded the Malternative label just before the Corona pandemic in March 2020.
It all started following several trips to Cognac between 2015 and 2020, where the pair fell in love with the authenticity, history, hospitality and gastronomy of the Cognac region. As lovers of whisky, they slowly began to make the switch to Cognac - an esteemed "malternative".
Working with different brands, Ysatis and Pieter personally visit the Cognac producers to form good relationships in order to make their own selections to be sold under their brand name. The bottles are completed in France, and the labels are personalized with a special mention of the producer.
The latest project of malternative saw the couple open up their very first experience store in Hasselt, Belgium which features their own bottlings and the likes of Daniel Bouju Lot 60 Cognac by Malternative Belgium (of course!) as well as other rarities from esteemed Cognac houses including Pineau des Charentes and bottlings distilled between 1903 and 2018.