Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Raymond Ragnaud Hors d'Age
The Raymond Ragnaud Hors d'Age Cognac is a premium quality, well-aged Cognac created solely from eaux-de-vie from the premier growing region - Grande Champagne. After being allowed to age for an extended period of time in traditional old oak barrels, Raymond Ragnaud's cellar master selected each component at its peak to create this deliciously complex blend. Slightly overproof at 43%, this Cognac that will impress both the connoisseur and those who're only just starting their journey into the wonders of the Cognac world.
As one would expect of a Cognac of this quality, it first delights on the eye with a deep, burnished gold color. It then continues to tantalize each and every one of the senses with complex aromas, delicate yet powerful on the palate with a prevailing rancio and long lasting aftertaste. A true emblem of both Maison Raymon Ragnaud as a brand and the Premier Cru, Grande Champagne region it originates from.
Faithful to the family secrets at the heart of their craft, today Francoise Ragnuad-Brick and her daughter Stephanie, front the house of Raymond Ragnaud as one of the few female led brands to exist in Cognac. Passing down 4 generations of artisanal skills and essential savoir-faire, today the range of premium quality Premier Cru Cognacs pays homage to when the brand first started back in the mid-1800s. With an international reputation and high quality Cognacs at the forefront of production, Maison Raymond Ragnaud is an admirable family-run business worth knowing about.
Presentation of the bottle
As with many in the range of Raymond Ragnaud's Cognac, Hors d’Age Cognac isn’t dressed up in fancy and extravagant packaging. Instead, the presentation is kept minimal and in keeping with the traditional style of classic Cognac decanters. As far as the house of Raymond Ragnaud is concerned, the Cognac itself should do all the talking - and this one is a fine example.
How to enjoy
Offering a rich range of aromas, this Hors d’Age is best enjoyed neat so that the powerful combination of flavors can be enjoyed in its entirety - without distractions. Sip slowly to savor the experience, one sip at a time. By drinking from a tulip glass, the narrow top of this type of glass will delicately distribute the arrival of the sweet and fruity aromas.
About Raymond Ragnaud Cognac
Covering 47 hectares of Grande Champagne vineyards, Cognac Raymond Ragnaud is a family run house with a history that can be traced back to 1860. Producing ranges under the labels “Premier”, “Prestige” and “Carafe”, Raymond Ragnaud cognacs are created in the time old traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. Over the past few years the house has concentrated on increasing overseas sales, and now around 75 per cent of all Raymond Ragnaud Cognac are exported around the world.
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