Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Fanny Fougerat Le Laurier d'Apollon Limited Edition Cognac
The Fanny Fougerat Le Laurier d'Apollon Limited Edition Cognac is a delightful offering from this innovative brand. Only five barrels of the single harvest were made, yielding just 2,460 limited-edition bottles. Although Fanny Fougerat’s family estate is in Borderies (Cognac’s smallest cru), this comes from the chalky soils of Petite Champagne, one of the region’s most sought-after growths. Aged in French oak for long enough to be considered a V.S.O.P., it's not labeled that way because it's so fine it transcends the normal age scale. No additions like caramel are made, meaning this small-batch Cognac boasts an enticingly fresh feel.
It's a youngish Cognac that's masculine and ambitious. It combines a wonderfully aromatic palette with a style that's both rich and powerful. And it really does offer exceptional value for money for such an artisan-produced Cognac. For anyone yet to sample the delights of this innovative brand, it's sure to have you hooked. A new breed of Cognac maker, Fanny Fougerat, a fourth-generation distiller, boasts an ambitious and youthful style, producing single cask Cognacs of an exceptional standard.
Presentation of the bottle
As with all the Cognacs produced by Fanny Fougerat, the bottle is clean-lined and very 21st century, with a label to match. Offering insight into what lies beneath the outer layers using bold green type and a leafy illustration, the earthy essence of the ambitious palate is uncovered with impressive subtlety. Effortlessly understated, it's a unique display that beautifully balances history with modern essence.
How to enjoy
The sweet flavors from this XO Cognac offer a favorable versatility. Slowly savor sips by enjoying the Cognac neat, or mix it into your favorite long drink for a delectably sweet essence. Thanks to its impressive rarity, you might want to save this one for a special occasion.
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About Fanny Fougerat Cognac
The house of Fanny Fougerat is named after its entrepreneurial creator, a young woman who comes from a long line of winemakers and distillers of Cognac. The brand only came into being a few years ago, with the first bottling of a Cognac to be sold under the Fanny Fougerat brand name being launched in November of 2013. However, the traditions and knowledge of this wine making family stretch back over four generations, during which time they sold their eaux-de-vie to the larger Cognac houses.
Fanny Fougerat Cognac is wonderfully 21st century, yet combined with the passion and knowledge of a truly traditional Cognac family. The resulting artisan products are fresh, vibrant, and of exceptional quality.
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