Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Tesseron Master Blend 88's Cognac: the Art of Blending
Tesseron Master Blend 88's Cognac is a very special creation from the oldest reserves of the Tesseron family’s 19th-century Paradis cellar. The number 88 refers to the 88 finest Grande Champagne crus that make up this wonderful Hors d’Age expression, composed from only ten glass demijohns. The eaux-de-vie that were used for this blend were made from Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes, distilled between 1853 and 1906.
Conserved patiently in a 12th-century cellar, with their necks very carefully sealed, the Cognacs that have gone into to creating this masterpiece are fruits of intense and arduous labor. Each eaux-de-vie alone testifies to the demands and passion that has characterized - and continues to characterize - each generation of the Tesseron family in the process of creation and maturation of this rare elixir.
The Tesseron family have been making wine and spirits since the 19th century, when founder Abel Tesseron acquired an old estate in Chateauneuf-sur-Charente. Realizing the importance of quality grapes to make eaux-de-vie, Abel cultivated vineyards over two separate estates, one in Grand Champagne (Boneuil) and the other in Petite Champagne (Saint-Surin) before storing his high-quality Fine Champagne eaux-de-vie in the Chateau's crypt. To this day, the crypt provides a unique atmosphere for the maturation process and is protected by guard dogs 24 hours a day, protecting young Cognac as well as casks that have been stored there for over 175 years.
Only 286 bottles of Master Blend 88’s have been made available, making this an outstanding collector’s Cognac.
Presentation of the Bottle
The slim bottle features a deep punt and long neck encased in black wax, reflecting the demijohns used to create the liquid inside. A solid black presentation case completes the package.
How to Enjoy Tesseron Master Blend 88's Cognac
This is a rare Cognac to celebrate special moments. Regardless of when you choose to drink it, we suggest sipping it slowly from a tulip glass, potentially adding a few drops of water to open up the palate.
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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