Appellation (Cru) & sol: Grande Champagne
The Extra Prince Hubert de Polignac Cognac is an award winning, 'Extra' quality blend made solely from eau-de-vie grown in the premier cru of the region - Grande Champagne. This blend of very old Cognacs has led to an extraordinarily mellow Cognac - one that truly has to be tasted to be believed.
As once would expect of a well-aged Cognac, it delights with its taste of rancio - something only found when the barrels work their magic on the eaux-de-vie within for many years. This award winning Cognac offers great value for money for such a quality, and will definitely be one that the connoisseur will enjoy.
Spirits Masters Series - Gold
TFWA Cannes 2012 - Best New Drink Launched
International Drinks Travel Retail Awards - Best packaging/repackaging of a drinks brand
This blend of very old eaux-de-vie, selected from the Prince Hubert de Polignac cellars, endows the cognac EXTRA Grande Champagne with mellowness and roundness, famous features of rancio of the Charente terroir.
I must say, I was surprised to learn that Polignac also has an older Cognac than XO. This Extra is really different from the standard VS, VSOP range of Prince Polignac - lovely decanter, great presentation. Pretty iconic design, I'd say. Now, the cognac is not that agressive on the nose.. but that taste is really great. It's hard to describe the balance of taste and finish. While the nose is less strong, the taste is very present, nice tones of wood.. and a loooooong after taste.
À propos de Prince Polignac Cognac
Named after the oldest of France’s noble families, Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac is owned by the company H Mounier, who are also part of the Charantais wine growers union Unicoop. Packaged in their distinctive grey, red or blue colours, the brand ranges from a VS upwards. Faithfully following the cognac making methods of old, today’s “Prince Polignac” cognac has won many awards since its inception over 60 years ago.
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