Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
Multimillésime Cognac: 4 Years
1983 - 1985 - 1988 - 1993
The family-run Cognac house of Andre Petit is based in Berneuil and is proud to have maintained its traditional methods of harvest and production, handed down through the generations. Jacques Petit, the grandson of the founder, now runs the house and recently presented us with a particularly special bottle of Cognac, of the name Les Quatre Années de Berneuil.
This spectacular and sentimental Cognac is a multi-millésime, a stunning combination of four vintages, selected not only for their characteristics but also for the memories they evoke in their creator. Crafted from eaux-de-vie produced exclusively from the family’s vineyards in Berneuil within the Bon Bois region, this Limited Edition Brut de Fût Cognac has an ABV of 44,3 % and has been naturally reduced.
I knew the name of this bottle of wine early, but I didn't dare to try it because I didn't have a good impression of Brut de F û t. After a preferential policy of cognac- expert network, I resolutely bought a bottle and came back to try. During the holiday, I ate Chinese food with my family...
Interesting Bons Bois
Colour: Old gold, orange lights. Irregular medium tears. Nose: Earthy and musky notes at first. A tad on citruses too. Quite heady. Ample nutty scents on roasted hazelnuts and dry walnut. A few caramel sweets/toffee smell in the background. Mouth: Very sweet texture. Still on walnuts but surrounded...
Only Petit in name but Grand in flavor.
On the nose: I immediately get candied and stewed fruits enveloped by a passive but rough wood texture. The fruits I get are light, round and messy aromas of apricots, peaches, strawberries, honey, raspberries, cherries and pears. After that are just as light but shorter notes of cacao, dark chocolate...
A cognac for the nerds
This is a mulitmillesime from Bons Bois, an unusual product from this producers, most other products are blends of Fins Bois, Bons Bois and Petite Champagne. This cognac has a nice red golden color. It is rich, almost intense, on the nose. Most dominant is mature fruity notes followed by darker...
This cognac I quite enjoyed... heavy nose of candied fruit and a touch of rancio... the taste was quite elegant with a sweet and candied fruit taste while the finish had a decent length..... the story of this cognac is quite nice.. BUT not one for the grand champagne "only" connoisseur!!!
A remarkable and bold Bons Bois
Lovely fruit, including apricot and plum, greet the nose. Hints of leather and oak appear as it opens more. A really incredible and bold nose that beckons you to it. The higher abv becomes apparent on the palate, which delivers some vanilla, hints of leather, and perhaps coffee bean? The finish...
Unique and Intriguing
This is a really fun and cool expression. Not many produce 100% Bons Bois let alone specific vintages. The nose is just wonderful. Very lively! There are a lot of bright fruits like pear and cherries, but also rich aromas of chocolate, honey, and barrel spices. There's also something rather creamy...
Napoleon in battle: bold, assertive, dominant presence.
Lip-smacking with bold flavors. There is nothing subtle about this cognac. Bottled at esteemed 44.3% vol. this cognac will capture your attention and not let go. This is a serious cognac for the connoisseurs, that made me appreciate even more the cognac from the often-overlooked Bon Bois Cru. Highly...
Attained through passion
Copper with a mahogany-tinged red, deep. The first nose is intoxicating, as deep as the color, passionate in its bouquet of apricot and other fruit. The alcohol is hinted at, but the wood, the leather, the fruits… amazing! The first sip is powerful, but quickly mellows leading to a really lengthy...
About André Petit Cognac
This small family-run cognac producer from Berneuil insists that their cognac is not merely of standard quality. This can be validated by the fact that the Petit family works with traditional methods handed down form their grandparents and harvest the grapes manually. This is almost extinct in the cognac industry due to growing demand and the production of high quantities. André Petit came to some sort of fame in the industry by stopping their contract with Hennessy in the 1960s and deciding to produce themselves. Like many small producers from the Cognac region, they also specialize in the making of Pineau des Charentes.
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