Merlet L'esprit de Guy Cognac

Cognac age
Hors d'Age

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Growth area
Fins Bois

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Bottle size
Merlet Cognac

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Eye: Delicate amber, proof of a perfectly mastered maturation

Nose: Intense, notes of ripe fruits (peach, apricot). Almost candied (orange), followed by subtle aromas of cedar & spices (eg cinnamon). 

Palate: Soft, round, full-bodied and fresh. Fruit is still present and the woodiness is mellow. The aromas blend elegantly. Long finish, slightly peppery, with a hint of bitterness

Growth area & soil: Fins Bois

Fins Bois

Fins Bois


Merlet L'esprit de Guy Cognac

The Merlet L'esprit de Guy Cognac is something truly special. Overproof at 43.9% and 100% Fins Bois, this is a blend of an extremely old Cognac and one from 1948. And the reason for this? Well, it's a cognac created by the Merlet family to honor the legend that was Guy Merlet.

Guy was a true character in the village of St Sauvant, where the Cognac house is located. The third generation of the family, he's the father of Gilles, and grandfather of Pierre and Luc. The reason the cognac is from the Fins Bois terroirs is that this was the only 'cru' distilled by the family during Guy's lifetime. And his son, Gilles, was born in the year 1948, hence the inclusion of a Cognac from this year.

Produced from a Cognac house dating back to 1850, each Merlet creation is a beautifully balanced embodiment of history and contemporary enthusiasm. Famous for its quality Cognacs of innovation, it is a house name that you will want to familiarize yourself with. An introduction to the sense of history that this holds, the Merlet L'esprit de Guy Cognac is an excellent place to begin your journey. 

Presentation of the bottle

Produced in extremely limited edition, the Merlet L'esprit du Guy Cognac is a rare and desirable selection. Presented in a handcrafted, French-made, Cognacaise bottle, each is numbered and further personalized with a glass stamp from the house of Merlet. This beautiful bottle is then presented in a box made from two local kinds of wood - walnut and oak - to symbolize the peasant roots of Saintonge and the tradition of the art of Cognac.

How to enjoy

A Cognac of such delicate, yet intense notes calls for slow sips on a special occasion. Enjoy it neat, or add a dash of water to allow the aromatic nose to rise to the surface. 

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About Merlet Cognac

With a traceable history dating back to 1850, the Merlet family have continued to produce cognac, alongside a continually growing range of other products, to the current day. Headed today by Gilles Merlet, his sons Pierre and Luc joined the business a few years back, bringing with them a new generation of enthusiasm and direction. Although the house Distillerie Merlet & Fils originally produced eaux-de-vie for some of the most prestigious cognac houses in the world of cognac, they are now famous in their own right, not only for their quality cognacs, but for their innovative range of other products that sell around the globe. 

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