Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
A Vallein Tercinier Fine Champagne Cognac
The Vallein Tercinier Hors d'Age Cognac really needs to be tasted to be believed, as it boasts ultra-premium level quality, surprisingly however, without the ultra-premium price tag to match. This affordable blend of both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie is an award winning offering - from a house that takes true pride in its small, but simply sublime range of brandy and spirits.
A beautifully balanced blend that has been created from over 20 different eaux-de-vie, the youngest of which has spent a minimum of four decades whiling away in oak barrels, during which time Mother Nature worked her magic.
The house of Vallein Tercinier are a proud family of cellarmasters that have benefitted from five generations of wisdom, expertise and the all-important secrets behind producing some of the very best eaux-de-vie of the Champagne region.
Presentation of the bottle
It’s presented in a simplistic, traditional style bottle, proving once and for all that you don't need bells and whistles to advertise an extraordinary taste experience - all you need is an outstanding Cognac. Embodying extra fine quality, its delicious deep golden copper colouring adds a luxurious finishing touch to this bottle, which also comes boxed in a wooden case for storage.
How to enjoy
As this is a very old Hors d’Age Cognac, it is best enjoyed neat. However, for those who are open to a more adventurous tasting experience - the spicy notes and silky finish of this Cognac also pair perfectly with an equally rich piece of dark chocolate.
Vallein Tercinier Hors d'Age Cognac Awards
2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition - Gold Medal
Vallein Tercinier Hors d'Age Cognac
Nose: Emphatic and powerful, on stewed stone fruit, some apricot, tangerine, maybe mango ; Then eucalyptus and spices, cinnamon, vanilla, complex. Palate: Definitely more on spices first, peppery, cinnamon and nutmeg, woody as well ; Then it becomes syrupy, with honey, raisins, melon, orange blossom...
A great cognac!! Especially for the price… not quite in line with Courvoisier 21 (my benchmark for under 400) but wonderful notes of rancio and candied fruit!! A must for a collector… a touch sweet, but great after taste with a decent length…
Perfect work of assemblage
Colour: Dark amber Nose: A strong rancio enhanced by some sweet violet and lavender notes. With some air, stunning scents of cherry and mango. We could have expected a cognac softened by its age, but it isn’t at all! It is savage and exotic. A full spoon of acacia honey. This « Hors-d’Age...
This exquisite bottle is not your average cognac! This is my first cognac from cognac house VT, but this is absolutely stunning. Smooth, aromatic, spicy, all the right notes in one sip. It was simply a joy to drink this amazing spirit that has all these aged over four decades eaux-de-vies! Nose...
Bang for your buck
I heard a lot about this cognac and wanted immediatly to try it. The nose is nearly perfect, the taste is great. Only the aftertaste is a bit short, but this is critic at a very very high level. Very good spirit, bang for your buck
About Vallein Tercinier Cognac
With over 500 years of history, the artisan house of Vallein Tercinier is one that deserves the attention of all Cognac lovers – from those new to eaux-de-vie to the connoisseur. This brother and sister team bring an expertise to craft Cognac that's just aching to be discovered.
Many of their Cognac's have been awarded top class awards in many industry competitions, and this has meant a growing awareness of their products in some quarters. But, as with the aging process of Cognac, such a small craft brand is often lost amongst the noise razzmatazz of the 'big boys'. And that really is a crime, because as many esteemed connoiseurs are finding out, the offerings of Vallein Tercinier are of superb quality, unique, and once you've discovered them, will become a 'must have' brand to always have in your drinks cabinet.
Catherine and Louis are very proud to have stepped into the shoes of their many ancestors. And as is in keeping with family tradition, the've continued to move the company forward, whilst remaining true to the pure art of Cognac production. They've adapted the facilities to take full advantage of modern technology, and continue to produce some very special Cognacs indeed.
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