The Cognac house of Guillon-Painturaud has a history that can be traced back to the early seventeenth century, and covers 18 hectares of prime Premier Cru terrain. A traditionally run, artisan producer, the house produces a range of cognacs that are both affordable and will appeal to all levels of cognac drinker. They grow solely the Ugni Blanc grape, which they use to create their Cognacs and Pineau des Charentes. All of the process of Cognac production is carried out at the family farm, from the tending of the land and growing the fruits, through the distillation, aging, blending and bottling.
Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud:
Eye: Luminous old gold amber.
Nose: Deep majestic, profusion of fruits and stewed vegetables, variety of peppers, indian spice, hint of acid drops, grape seeds, smoke, rare exotic wood, rosewood, cedar, and musk.
Palate: Intense & powerful, both suave...
Eye: A golden liquid veil, with various hues that dance when the light falls upon it. Reflections of amber and mahogany appear. Its droplets are slow and generous signifying the sheer opulence of this Cognac.
Nose: Intense with aromas of vanilla and delicate brioche, and the second time...