Merlet Sélection Saint Sauvant Blend No 2 Cognac is a cognac produced in limited edition batches with each series being unique. This, number 2 in the range, was bottled in 2016 and the result of an expert and rigorous selection of Cognacs held within the family's select reserves.
This delightful cognac has been created by a blend of 12% very old cognac, 30.4% from 10 year old Petite Champagne, 10.2% from Grande Champagne, 10.7% from Fins Bois 2001, 10.2% from Petite Champagne 1993, 10.1% from Fins Bois 1992, 4% from Borderies 1984, 8% from blended Petite Champagne 1971 and 1973 and, finally, 3% is made up from Fins Bois eaux-de-vie from 1948... Phew... That's some serious quality of cognacs!
For a cognac of this high quality it represents exceptional value for money. A great purchase either for yourself, or would be highly appreciated as a gift by any connoisseur.
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Tasting review by Merlet Cognac:
Eye: Orange brown
Nose: Intense and complex, dominated by spices (vanilla, Sichuan pepper and cinnamon) and a slight hint of wood, followed by ripe fruits (apricot, candied orange) and some floral notes (jasmine)
Palate: Soft, round and finely wooded. Notes of “rancio charentais” and dried apricots come up in an elegant finish with vegetal notes (linden blossom).
With a traceable history dating back to 1850, the Merlet family have continued to produce cognac, alongside a continually growing range of other products, to the current day. Headed today by Gilles Merlet, his sons Pierre and Luc joined the business a few years back, bringing with them a new generation of enthusiasm and direction. Although the house Distillerie Merlet & Fils originally produced eaux-de-vie for some of the most prestigious cognac houses in the world of cognac, they are now famous in their own right, not only for their quality cognacs, but for their innovative range of other products that sell around the globe.