The cognac house of Charpentron is a traditional and family one, and has been passed down the line from father to son, mother to daughter, for ten generations. The estate, known as Clos de Merienne, covers 178 acres of prime Grande Champagne countryside, with 74 acres of these covering the hills around the estate as vineyards. With such a long history, it’s perhaps no surprise that the cellars of Charpentron boast some very old cognacs, some of which are 100 years of age or more.
Eye: Very amber glow through dark mahogany.
Nose: Floral and spicy notes, a strand virility. A subtle ensemble. Notes of old leather, blond tobacco and sandalwood.
Palate: A beautiful length typical of the 1er Cru.
Tasting review by Frapin:
Eye: Beautiful orange-brown color
Nose: Powerful and complex. Fruity notes of dried apricot, fig, orange, liquorice, & tobacco, with cigar box notes that appear with airing
Palate: Woody notes, prunes and candied fruits. The Rancio flavour is well developed &...
Eye: Dark amber.
Nose: Among the precious eaux-de-vie are some from the Voyer ‘Paradise’ cellar. Within this amber liquid, you will find a beautifully assembled blend of wax, Narcissus flowers and cedar wood.
Palate: You will be delighted by the spicy and full bodied initial taste...
Tasting notes: The nose epitomises cognac that has been aged for a prolonged period with a plethora of spicey and cigar-box aromas. With time, oakier notes appear and a damp leafy humus with a hint of forest mushroom