Anbaugebiet (Cru) & Boden: Grande Champagne
Der Pierre Ferrand Sélection Des Anges Cognac ist eine 30 Jahre alte Perle aus der regionalen Premier Cru – der Grande Champagne. Von diesem hinreißenden Cognac werden alle Sinne auf einmal umgarnt. Schon beim ersten Anblick seiner tiefdunklen Mahagonifarbe ist man sofort verzaubert. Und das ist erst der Anfang, denn dieser Cognac nimmt mit auf eine sinnliche Reise.
Von den komplexen Aromen über die verspielten Geschmacksrichtungen bis hin zum umfangreichen Abgang konnte der Cognac Kritiker für sich gewinnen. Daher verwundert es wohl kaum, dass er mehrfach prämiert wurde.
- Goldmedaille mit 95/100 Punkten – Beverage Testing Institute (2009)
'Sélection des Anges wird von mir als fast perfekter Cognac angepriesen '
– Washington Post
Best cognac for under $200
Discovering and fine tuning your palate with respect to Cognacs as you at the same time match the exciting process with memories is indeed a fascinating venture. Here goes mine. Although rather fine tasting experiences, throughout the years none of the "commercial" brands (comparables under $200.00 of Hennessy, Courvoisier, Remy Martin and Martel) "moved" me. They were rather nice but ordinary, not non plus ultra after dinners. Then Delamain was discovered as it etched its delightful contents with an unforgettable family gathering, an evening shared with my spouse, her parents and three siblings. That very high standard of excellence was set then and there, yet some 30 years ago Delamaine was a very difficult purchase in Puerto Rico: no reputable liquor store had it shelved and available in its capital of San Juan. Unfortunately, my mother in law Ruth (born in Louisiana, her grandparents were French) died some nine years ago. I joined my spouse and a group of my in-laws that traveled to her birthplace for a farewell ash ceremony with her family there. My dear father in law and widower, Juan suggested we visit Martin Liquor Store in New Orleans. Each relative went its own way as we zig-zagged the store with anticipation impressed by the vast variety of wines. I approached the store somelier: I wanted to surprise my father in law with a Delamaine. The kind employee said they did not carry it... and instead suggested, voilá!, we tried Pierre Ferrand and offered me to try two members of the Pierre Ferrand family: Amber, and Selection des Anges. To my surprise he offered a complimentary tasting, an experience I called my father in law to have. Both are above average cognacs, with Selection des Anges setting THE standard of excellence -- in my view -- at this price (under $200). It is a cognac with the gift of an admirable balance between a great woody bouque, great body sensations and a distinct finish that does not offend. Instead, Selection allows for its rich, balanced enjoyment that yearns for one or two more glasses. My father in law Juan affirms that this is the best cognac. I cannot disagree and I fully recommend. Discover, find your palate and allow Selection des Anges to etch in your life a plethora of unforgettable memories.
5 stars all the way
I purchased this bottle on this website and love it. Compared to other cognacs at the same price - you cannot even compare! The 30 years of oak barrel really make a difference, spectacular value for money. One of my favorites (i have about 30 bottles in my cabinet).