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Chateau de Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50 Cognac

Highly Recommended 87 /100
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Cognac age
Hors d'Age

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Chateau de Montifaud

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Tasting review

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Eye: Dark antique amber.

Nose: Old cigar boxes appear immediately, followed by nuts and spices. Very round and mellow with good rancio.

Palate: The palate keeps the oak light, instead bringing forth an almond sweetness. The finish is exceptionally long. 

Growth area & soil: Blend

Bois Ordinaires
Borderies
Bons Bois
Fins Bois
Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

Château de Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50 Cognac: Worth the Wait

A rare release drawn from the Paradis cellars at the Château de Montifaud, this Cognac was the first to personally be distilled Louis Vallet (4th generation) which today stands a proud family treasure and trophy of the longstanding legacy each of the family's generations behold. After aging in a combination of red oak and particularly old Cognac barrels, Château de Montifaud Héritage Louis Vallet L50 Cognac the percentage of alcohol naturally reduced to 50%, it was then diluted over a period of 2 years down to 40%. This Grand Cru blend has been crafted exclusively from Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie laid down between 1935 and 1982, making it an exceptionally rare Cognac. 

Finely oxidized (madérisé), this is a Cognac that has nearly retained all its original fullness, displaying exceptional flavors of nuts and cigar boxes, along with a tantalizing hint of spice. Supple and round, it’s finished off with an unmistakable flavor of rancio. By using old casks for the maturation process, any excess of tannin has been avoided, despite the long number of years it aged for. 

The Vallet family have been the guardians of Château de Montifaud Cognac for six generations and are today responsible for 125 hectares of vineyards across the Fine Champagne regions. Specializing in traditional production methods, the family chooses to distil only Ugni Blanc grapes and age their Cognacs much longer than required by law. 

Presentation of the Bottle

With a classic, craft design, this hand-blown bottle features off-white labelling and a cage closure over the natural cork. Other details include the Château's eagle coat of arms and information written in a charming font, resembling a handwritten script. The bubbles trapped in the artisanal glass bottle give a rustic impression to the design, a nod to the old-fashioned processes still used at this humble, family-run estate. Of course, to complete the package, the bottle comes with a fantastic presentation case of polished wood. 

How to Enjoy Château Montifaud Héritage L50 Cognac

This outstanding Hors d’Age Cognac is best enjoyed in a slim tulip glass at room temperature. Add a small dash of water to alter the tasting experience slightly and serve as a digestif or alongside a Cuban cigar. 

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Highly Recommended 87 /100
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About Chateau de Montifaud

Owned by the family Vallet for six generations, Chateau de Montifaud Cognac boasts 125 hectares of vineyards that are located in both the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne growing regions. The house produces a large, high quality range of cognacs – including various vintages from years that have had an exceptional harvest. One family tradition that Cognac Chateau Montifaud is proud to follow, is that of when a new baby boy is born to the head of the cognac house, that part of the cognac created from that year’s harvest is set to one side. This is kept for a varying number of years, but may only be sold by future generations.

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