Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
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A Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac
A stunning expression of five decades worth of slow maturation and biding one’s time, the Audry Réserve Aristide will encapsulate your senses and take you on an aromatic journey. It has been bottled straight from the Limousin and Tronçais oak barrels in which it has spent 50 years aging, hence its deserved Reserve Cognac status. Audry have outdone themselves with this wonderful ode to the Grande Champagne, whose eaux-de-vie they manage to capture so well in aroma, color and flavor.
In the words of Jean Aubry from Montreal: "The most perfect example of an eau-de-vie that reveals itself like Russian nesting dolls. Once you have started you can't stop yourself looking ever further".
The Grande Champagne is renowned for producing premium quality Cognacs, with a light and floral quality. The Réserve Aristide Cognac does all of this and more. Thanks to the unique soil composition of chalk and limestone, the soil drains incredibly well and vines remain hydrated. The cru is positioned on the hillside of the Cognac region, making for optimal sunlight exposure and all of the perfect properties of a Premier Cru Cognac.
The Audry creation process
The Cognac house of Audry is all about modesty; having bided their time for decades after halting production in the 1950s, they now release limited numbers of exquisite Fine Champagne Cognacs using the treasures of their Paradis Cellar which started again in 1978. This is how Cognacs such as the Réserve Aristide come into being.
How to enjoy the Réserve Aristide
Enjoy this Cognac neat to savor its age and quality.
Sealed with a gold wax seal, it exudes luxury. The bottle is simply and tall, with a chic labeling denoting the Cognac house and a gold-leaf sketch of the estate. The presentation sleeve is a deep mahogany color.
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Audry Très Ancienne Réserve Aristide Cognac
As Audry cognac's oldest collection, the outer packaging is a bit disappointing.I think we should use wooden box or flannel box to set off the charm of cognac
A truly magical experience!
A cognac that I can only describe as liquid magic! The nose is slightly reserved at first but slowly opens up to an intense chocolate and spicy banana bouquet with flowery and earthly undertones. It is quite difficult to pinpoint the palate; a true cornucopia of flavours that blend very smoothly in succesive ways without being outdone by the strong alcohol content - this was a concern for me when I first bought it, I feared the 50% abv would restrain the flavours from presenting themselves. There is no such issue here, everything blends harmoniously to the long (but not endless) aftertaste full of spices and the most balanced rancio I have ever felt. Magic is not cheap, however... In the end though, I must congratulate Cognac Audry for allowing me an experience I've had with very very few cognacs in my life. Worth every penny, if one can afford it.
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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