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Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Take Home a Piece of History with Tesseron Extreme Cognac
Tesseron Extrême, a Grande Champagne blend that is considered “Hors d'Age”, is a Cognac that will undoubtedly delight the few that get to taste it. This is the first time this exceptional blend of ancient treasures, hidden within Tesseron's “Paradis” Cellar for many years, has been put on sale. It is so rare that even specialists and high end collectors are talking about it only as a memory of flavors long sought after and never found...
The Tesseron Extreme really is something special. A collectors item and rare pearl, it is a piece of history and a celebration of the craftsmanship and heritage that the four generations of the Tesseron family have brought to the world of Cognac. Created by cellar master and master blender Jacky Martial, this Cognac contains a harmonious marriage of eaux-de-vie that have been carefully selected over a year long process, with some boasting ages of over 100 years old.
Extreme has been created from a secret blend of 10 eaux-de-vie, with the oldest being from 1853!
This Cognac is velvety and supple on the palate, a smooth sensory experience that is testament to its aging process and high quality. Surprisingly mellow despite its complex depth of flavors that intensify and develop with every sip. Only 300 decanters of this extraordinary Cognac are produced every year, a product so rare that connoisseurs the world over are hunting far and wide to get their hands on a bottle.
The Tesseron Cognac estate deals exclusively in Cognac's of XO age and above. Their collection of rare and prestigious Cognacs stored in the "paradis" cellars of the estate were first stored there by none other than Abel Tesseron himself when the House was founded in 1905. This legacy and tradition has been passed down through four generations, with the Maison now ran by Mélanie Tesseron.
What makes Tesseron so sought after is not only the high-quality eaux-de-vie and the exquisite presentation of its bottle design, but the story that is sold with it. The "paradis" cellars at Tesseron are in fact a former crypt of a 12th century abbey, creating a unique atmosphere for the maturation process that is rich in history and tradition. The cellars are protected using guard dogs, this is understandable when you realise some of their oldest cognacs have been there for over 175 years!
Presentation of the Bottle
This unique creation comes in a small, wax-sealed, 1.75 litre "dame-jeanne" (demijohn), reminiscent of the famous 25 litre demijohns that store the finest eaux-de-vie used to produce this masterful Cognac.
Presented to you nestled in a beautiful lacquered box, the Tesseron Extreme is not only a treat for the tastebuds, but on the eyes as well. An exceptionally rare work of art, valued amongst professional and domestic Cognac experts alike.
About Tesseron Cognac
Tesseron Cognac specializes in high-end Cognac, exclusively producing “XO and beyond” blends from their ancestral home in Chateauneuf-sur-Charente, which lies between Cognac and Angouleme. When founder Abel Tesseron, whose face features on the company’s logo, acquired the property in the late 19th century, he patiently conserved his stocks of eaux-de-vie in the 12th-century crypt located deep underneath the domain, selling his matured masterpieces to various larger Cognac houses. These reserved and rare stocks have become legendary amongst Cognac connoisseurs the world over. It was, however, only in 2003 that the fourth generation of Tesserons made the decision to release a range under their own name, armed with an unrivalled Cognac craftsmanship and fueled by the legacy left by their grandfather, the iconic brand Tesseron Cognac was born.
The Tesserons are also active in wine production, owning the esteemed Chateau Pontet-Canet, a Pauillac classified property producing Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux Wine.
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