André Petit Hors d'Age Réserve Familiale 35cl Limited Edition Cognac
Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
A Hors d’Age Family Affair: André Petit Hors d'Age Réserve Familiale Cognac 35cl
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. It's a blend of Fine Champagne eaux-de-vie, meaning all the components were grown in the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne terroirs of the region.
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.
Not your typical Cognac
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...
About Andre 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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