The Leopold Gourmel Hors d'Age Quintessence 30 Carats Cognacis a very old Cognac, strong and aromatic. The cognac is first matured for over 25 years in oak barrels, then a further 10 years in different casks. The taste and blend of this cognac hasn't changed since the 19th century. Distiller Gourmel says in his inimitable fashion that this cognac is truly, "a rare and selfish pleasure".
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Tasting notes: Copper gold colour, with a nice range of different notes in the nose. In the mouth: Balanced hints of fruits, flowers, and spices.
This cognac house has always relied on natural processes. From growing the grapes to picking, maturing, distilling, aging and bottling them, Gourmel cognac is free of any chemicals, pesticides or additives to enhance color in respect of nature and the final product. The philosophy of the company is to concentrate on quality not quantity, which means that one year the outcome may be higher than in others. This is further shown by the radical decision to produce only pure vintage cognacs, so there is no blending of different years in order to create VS, VSOP or XO cognacs for instance. To go with this authentic approach, the design of Gourmel is simple and modern.