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A Hors d’Age Family Affair: André Petit Hors d'Age Réserve Familiale Cognac
The André Petit Hors d'Age Réserve Familiale Limited Edition Cognac is the true definition of a family special. Having selected and assembled a series of Vintage Cognacs from his father’s stock, Jacques Petit presents a wonderfully old Cognac aged for around 50 years. In fact, it is a combination of various Millésimes from 1961, but also contains eaux-de-vie from 1955 and 1969.
This Cognac has been produced following very old methods. The grapes are harvested by hand and distilled following the teachings of his grandparents. In the distillation, they do not use any machines to separate alcohol - they trust their noses alone. This family producer are wine growers who develop a Cognac with a pronounced style following their feelings and tastes.
Jacques Petit crafted this Cognac in such a way that would make it richer on the palate, longer in the mouth and less dry. Rich, well balanced, and satisfying, this is a wonderful Cognac to bring out on special occasions.
Enjoy it at home with friends, neat and contemplatively. It is one for sharing - just as it was made.
This is a blend of Petite Champagne, Fins Bois and Bons Bois from the years 1955/58/63. I have tasted it before, and I happen to own an older version of this. This cognac is rather dark. It is rich on the nose with elegant older mature darker tones. Here is wood and spices. In mouth it is super...
Complex Cognac - André Petit Hors d´Age Réserve Familiale
Dark amber. Complex nose on dried dates, figs, fine wood, rancio. On the palate oily, complex with sweetness of dried fruits, chocolate, toffee, fresh spices and a lot of wood. The finish is lingering on with notes of precious woods, spices and cacao. A very fine and complex cognac.
You need to be patient for this.
This review is based on a sample bottle. I have tried half of the sample when I received it and the other half after two weeks. Even in such a short amount of time, it has improved drastically in both the nose and palate. This cognac focuses on the wood and spices notes without being too dry. A...
Enjoyable but sweeter than expected.
The bottle itself and packaging is not impressive but it intentionally hints at age for the contents within. The color of this cognac is copper, gold and amber hue that dances. At the nose you will get tobacco, leather, flower and a faint hint of sea salt. On the pallet this cognac is really...
A lovely blend and Hors d'Age
This is a blend of different Cru’s, and Vintages, with the most coming from 1961, and some from 1955 and 1969. A big nose initially, with some oak, spice, and tobacco. More oak and tobacco than usual in a well-aged Cognac. The palate is not quite as balanced as I had hoped for, and finishes with...
I have been following this cognac for many years and it does have the feel of an old cognac I haven't had this cognac in a long time. I think this is the Cognac brandy I drank with my father when I was a kid. The tobacco leaves are richly aromatic, followed by jasmine. The drink is really fascinating. After...
Experience of old cognac
I really haven't drunk such old cognac wine for a long time. I think it's the Cognac I drank with my father when I was a child. The aroma of tobacco leaves is strong, followed by jasmine. This wine is really charming. After a sip of cognac, the taste of oak barrel and candied fruit will emerge,...
Not all that Petite
Golden Amber color. We couldn't agree on a description of the nose, but the palate is complex with notes of citrus, almond and cherry. We got a tart plum finish. We have had the Andre Petit Hors d'Age Famille 1990; it was excellent, but this one is a step up.
About André Petit Cognac
This small family-run cognac producer from Berneuil insists that their cognac is not merely of standard quality. This can be validated by the fact that the Petit family works with traditional methods handed down form their grandparents and harvest the grapes manually. This is almost extinct in the cognac industry due to growing demand and the production of high quantities. André Petit came to some sort of fame in the industry by stopping their contract with Hennessy in the 1960s and deciding to produce themselves. Like many small producers from the Cognac region, they also specialize in the making of Pineau des Charentes.
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