Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The Michel Forgeron Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac is a truly exceptional blend of premier terroir eaux-de-vie. Offering a sublime tasting experience is sublime, this very old Cognac will be received well by aficionados and first-time cognac drinkers alike. Aged for over four decades deep within the house's cellars, it has been allowed to naturally reach 50% of alcohol content through a natural evaporation process and without added water.
With violet tones on the nose, a myriad of other aromas follow upon tasting and explode the senses. Hors d’Age Grande Champagne Cognac is powerful, elegant and spicy, with a wonderful rancio to match - proving that this blend of eaux-de-vie has matured to perfection. Likewise, the finish of this very old blend certainly doesn't disappoint as it remains long, velvety, and delicate. This is a Cognac to savor for the most special of occasions as it can hold its own even amongst the very haute of glitz and glamour.
Michel Forgeron is a close knit family-run business that values sustainability and an environmentally friendly approach to viticulture, meanwhile son’s Pierre and Christophe Forgeron continue to embrace the original roots and traditions of the family brand.
Presentation of the bottle
Presented in a contemporary, curvaceous bottle - it offers extraordinary value for money for a Cognac of this quality. A great choice for your own collection, or the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys first class Cognac.
How to enjoy Hors d’Age Grande Champagne Cognac
Serve neat to enjoy its lingering length, as the persistence of its aromas on the taste buds will prolong the pleasure of tasting in a velvety and delicate rancio. Pair with a pure, dark chocolate as its bitterness on the palette combines with smooth and spicy notes found in this quality eaux-de-vie.
Complex and flavorful
When I first tried out the recommendation feature, this was one of the first bottles recommended, so I bought it. Seeing the 69 rating, I had to come give it a bump. This is a great cognac. Not for the faint of heart, it has flavor; spicy, big rancio, smooth long finish. Great producer here.
Good but not a fan
This cognac is not my type. Perhaps the alcohol content is too much for me, perhaps it is the spicy licorice flavor and harsh finish. It has much rancio, it is smoky, and has a strong finish. But, the whiskey lover in our house finds this cognac good! If you like scotch whiskey, you may find this...
About Michel Forgeron
Michel Forgeron Cognac’s uniqueness lies in its very special history, its environmental concern and of course in its quest for quality. With a relatively young history, the first cognac under the brand Michel Forgeron was produced in 1977. Their philosophy remains the same as his grandfather’s, who bought the agricultural property at the turn of the century: work better, produce better. Recently, for its hundred year anniversary, Forgeron covered one of the estate’s roofs with solar panels in order to work with sustainable energies for the cognac production.
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