Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3
Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3 marks the perfect continuation of our Sophie & Max Sélection limited edition series. Our passion is to work in close collaboration with small Cognac houses and producers that inspire our imagination. It’s absolutely possible to find people who like doing things a little differently in the seemingly regulated world of Cognac-making. Seph and Thérèse have an enchanting way of operating within this rural setting, brightening it up with their worldly sophistication, open-minded spirit, and humor. It never gets boring “chez les Bertrands.” We love that. The Bertrand family estate is situated in the heart of the Petite Champagne region, where they work full circle, from the vine to the bottle.
Following Sophie & Max Sélection N° 2, we wanted to create a Cognac that was equally old but totally different in taste and style. Thanks to Seph’s incredible talent, we succeeded. The Cognac is absolutely incredible, smooth and peppery at the same time, so sophisticated and mature, but with a light, modern twist.
Presentation of the bottle
We ended up choosing the designation Réserve to describe this mature blend, because it was actually used on one of Bertrand’s Cognacs from the generation of Thérèse’s grandparents. As for both other limited editions of Sélection, Sophie's husband Brian designed the labels. He used a beautiful 100% recycled paper combined with gold and a dark elegant green to create an updated version of the old bottle.
Special offer: The first 50 customers to purchase a bottle of Sophie & Max Sélection N°3 Réserve by Cognac Bertrand will gain entry to an exclusive fireside chat with Sophie, Max, Seph and Thérèse. During this unique online gathering, you’ll of course learn about the Cognac Bertrand house, Seph and Thérèse’s story, and the Sélection N°3 Réserve Cognac, but you’ll also be able to share your questions with Sophie, Max, Thérèse, and Seph on anything and everything Cognac-related. It’s a wonderful opportunity and promises to be a conversation full of insight, opinions, and reflections. Don’t miss out!
very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
A cognac that is very much appreciated. Sincere and delicate, with good smoothness. A beautiful bouquet to be the envy of many cognacs. Many thanks to Sophie and Max for giving me this nectar.... Original (Italian): Un cognac che si fa' molto apprezzare. Sincero e delicato, di buona morbidezza....
Selection N° 3 Cognac Sophie & Max
The colour of this cognac shows amber and polished copper. The nose opens up on spices (cloves, cinnamon), chocolate, over-ripe fruits and dark honey. On the palate the cognac is well balanced, chocolate again, dried figs and dates - nice development with time. The finish is of medium length ending...
Although I have enjoyed cognacs for quite a few years, I have not taken the time to learn the buzzwords related to tasting. But I do know what I enjoy and why I enjoy it. I enjoy Sophie & Max Selection No. 3 because it is subtle, sweet, and smooth.
Such a great Cognac
The Sophie & Max Sélection project keeps getting better and better with each new release. The Sophie & Max Sélection N° 3 is a delightful one showing nice orange, cinnamon, oak and chocolate on the noise. On the palate it is dry, has a nice full bodied creamy texture and a nice finish. Not a long...
Another Great Selection
I had been waiting to try the 3rd offering from Sophie & Max, and it did not disappoint. A strong amber color with copper hues. A strong nose that opens up after sitting for a couple minutes and becomes more enjoyable as it sits. Up front power from the initial alcohol that gives way to a terrific...