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Navarre Souvenir Impérial Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac

Exceptional 92 /100
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Cognac age
Hors d'Age

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Growth area
Grande Champagne

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Navarre Cognac

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Tasting review

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Eye: Rich garnet and amber tones.

Nose: Aromatic, with notes of exotic fruits such as mango and papaya, alongside ginger, honeyed apples and sandalwood.

Palate: Papaya and passionfruit arrive with notes of guava and a hint of eucalyptus. The finale leans into notes of sandalwood, walnut oil and an earthy tone.


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Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Description

An 'Impérial' Blend aged for 50 years from the Grande Champagne

Jacky Navarre, a magician among the Cognac producers, has stunned the region with his ability to create artisanal bottles such as the Navarre Souvenir Impérial Hors d’Age Grande Champagne Cognac.

It is fruity, multifaceted and complex from beginning to end. Aged for half a century, this Hors d’Age is an ‘Imperial’ example of Jacky’s ability to produce Cognac blends from the Grande Champagne. It has undergone a process unlike most: non-chill filtered, nor colored or boiséd with wooden chips.v It is, just as it was meant to be - straight from the barrel.

Not only does he produce fantastic Cognacs straight from the barrel, but he is also a master blender. Jacky Navarre is a fourth-generation distiller and grows grapes on his eleven-acre estate in Gondeville. He is a master of distillation, and uses no water - he simply allows his Cognacs to reduce by natural evaporation.

The Souvenir Cognac has been distilled in his 30hl Charentais pot still. Navarre is one of the last purists of his kind, and the barrels are oxidized by the humidity of his cellar alone. Allowing nature to do the work, he produces Cognacs with an incredible depth of aromas and undeniable rancio.

Presentation of the bottle

Bottled at its natural cask strength, which is 40% ABV.

How to enjoy

Cognac can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, but considering the age and production process of the Souvenir Cognac, we recommend enjoying it neat, at room temperature in a snifter glass.

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Exceptional 92 /100
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About Navarre Cognac

You could consider Jacky Navarre, fourth generation distiller of Cognac Navarre, to be one of the last remaining “purists” of his kind. Distilling from the eleven-acre estate in Gondeville of the Grande Champagne, he hand-harvests his fruit - a true artisanal method that is nowadays rare to find. This ancient Cognac house crafts truly traditional Cognac, with an average of 40-50 years for one blend alone. Amazingly, the Cognacs that emerge from this house have no water added - the barrels are oxidized over a long period by the humidity of the cellar alone. The result is a Cognac of unrivaled quality, aroma and depth. His rule is simple - “let nature do most of the work” and the rest will come.

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