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A Fine Champagne Réserve Cognac by Audry
An exquisite and beautifully presented Fine Champagne blend, the Audry Mémorial Cognac will certainly take you on a journey of its long maturation process with such a complex palette of flavors and aromas. A blend of eaux-de-vie of nothing younger than 30 years, and up to 60 years in age, it is a rare and rich Cognac with notes of butter cream and pine. An intricate blend of eaux-de-vie from both the Grande and Petite Champagne, it is clear that the Master Blender selects only the most prestigious from the Audry Paradis Cellar. First made in 1978, it contains eaux-de-vie from the Réserve selection of the cellar, which Bernard Boisson decided to revive after the family tradition had lay dormant.
Descending from the two premium crus of the Cognac region, the fine, light and floral character of the Audry Mémorial is undeniable. These areas are unique, in that they have developed particular properties from millions of years of fossilization. The soil contains a high content of chalk and benefits from a maritime climate, which makes for easy drainage and refined eaux-de-vie. Then aged for decades in barrels of oak from the Limousin and Tronçais forests, they infuse with the tannins of the wood slowly and progressively and oxidizing with the cellar atmosphere. Only releasing a limited number of bottles per year for their Cognacs, Audry focus on quality and high value in production.
The secret of Audry Cognac
Audry Cognac seek balance in their fine blends, and to create the Audry Mémorial Réserve, the process is particularly unique. During distillation in copper alambic Charentais stills, a swan’s neck pipe is used to give the eaux-de-vie its aromatic quality, by directly extracting the bouquet from the grapes and distilling to 42%. This way, the character of the terroir is respected.
After biding their time in dark, rich oak casks, the eaux-de-vie are blended by the Master Blender with expertise and generations of savoir faire. They are left for at least two years once again before bottling.
How to enjoy Audry Mémorial
Neat at the end of a meal, or with a fine cigar.
Audry is currently updating their labels, it is possible that you'll receive the new design.
The Audry Mémorial arrives in a tall bottle, sealed with black wax. The label is classically black and white, with a gold-leaf sketch of the estate included. The chic presentation sleeve matches the color of the eaux-de-vie; a gorgeous garnet red.
Enjoyed this bottle with friends after a holiday meal with a cigar. Amazing array of flavors come through. Lovely yet warming as we sat outdoors on a brisk December evening. Whether you're new or an experienced cognac drinker, buy this bottle!
This review is based on a sample bottle. The rancio in this cognac reminds me of the Pierre Balmain Distinction (~40 yo blend VT, bottled in the 90s). This one is more to the fresh fruity/floral side while the Distinction has more truffle buttery notes. This bottle is almost unbeatable at its price,...
A powerful cognac
This is an excellent cognac; perhaps not for everyone. The nose conveys wood and a wide range of spices, which is confirmed by the palate. The finish is both long-lasting and quite complex but, for me, a bit too dry & alcoholic. It is definitely for those who prefer power over subtlety in their c...
Exceptionally blended cognac to produce truly unique taste. My favorite flavor is of dark resins, almost tar like flavor (is that what is called pine?). From the first sip you would know this Cognac is a revelation. Truly boutique taste, unlike major brands we all know. No wonder Le Grand Véfour...
Do not miss it!
I am not good in describing the sensorial experience of tasting/drinking this cognac but - if you are a cognac lover - you should not miss it. Give it a try, you'll not regret! I had the chance to buy it here at a lower price...now I am hunting it again for my little cognac collection.
It's rare to receive a bottle of wine leaking cognac. When you take a sip of it, you will feel very happy. It has rich fragrance, sweet taste, complex and distinct layers. If you drink more wine, you will feel warm and fragrant. Really amazing cognac. Thank you for the pleasure! Satisfied!
Audry Memorial Reserve Cognac is a blend of Fine Champagne aged between 30 - 60 YR. Floral, fruit, and some spice notes initially on the nose. I swear that some pine appears after a few minutes? Some chocolate and rancio notes appear a few minutes after that as well. Very complex!! It's full...
About Audry Cognac
When Time Magazine reported that ‘the best Cognac you’ve never heard of is Audry’ back in 2005, this small, artisan Cognac house was catapulted into the limelight. Since then, their products have become known in countries throughout the world and among some of the most prestigious restaurants – including those in Europe, Scandinavia and North America. However, just because a few years ago the name of Audry Cognac had not really been heard of outside of France, this does not mean that the house doesn’t have a long and illustrious history.
This family run Cognac house has a story that dates back to 1878, and despite keeping a series of older casks in chai, they stopped selling their bottles in 1950. This has arguably been the secret of their success; in 1978 when Bernard Boisson ignited the renaissance of the Audry Cognac brand, he had one of the most precious cellars of decades-old eaux-de-vie to dive into and begin blending exceptional Cognacs once more.
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