Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Extra Honorable: G&C Raby Cognac Extra
A premium Cognac that demonstrates the legendary savoir-faire that comes from this estate, the G&C Raby Cognac Extra will become a treasured part of any drinks cabinet.
As an Extra blend of two Grande Champagne Cognacs, the youngest is 26 years of age, and the oldest from the year 1965. It has, therefore, been aged incredibly well in the estate’s historic cellars.
This Cognac is a fine example of the work undertaken by the grandfathers of the current producer, Cécile Raby many years ago. The Logis de la Brée estate has a somewhat legendary reputation. It was once home to a French knight, the Chevalier La Croix Maron. It was this very knight that began double distilling Cognac many years ago, establishing a highly respected method through the Charente region.
Sitting at the heart of the Grande Champagne, G&C Raby occupy one of the most enviable estates in the entire region. Now, Gérard and Cécile Raby carry on the traditions of the land as they store precious stocks of eaux-de-vie from the Premier Cru.
The Grande Champagne has millions of years of fossilization to thank for its unique soil composition. The high chalk content and rolling hills make it the perfect place for growing fine vines and even finer eaux-de-vie.
This will make an excellent digestif, to enjoy after dinner contemplatively. Savor it neat, in a balloon glass at room temperature.
Presentation of the bottle
A stunning, large and round-bodied decanter fit for an Extra. It has been proofed at 40% ABV.
A hidden treasure
This is a smaller producer I discovered some years ago. I was very surprised by the quality of this Extra when I tasted it first time. Since then it has been one of my easy drinking favorites. This cognac is quite fruity on the nose, there are also darker tones from leather and chocolate. It is...
About G et C Raby Cognac
G&C Raby are a Cognac producer located at the heart of the Premier Cru, also known as the Grande Champagne. Often considered the finest terroir of the AOC Cognac region, they are located in the Logis de la Brée, which was once the land of the knight Chevalier de la Croix Maron. The knight was one of the men to invent the double distillation method, which is used to this day in Cognac production. They produce Cognac, Pineaux des Charentes, wines and grape juice.
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