Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Vallein Tercinier Brut de Fût Lot 96 Single Cask Cognac
Vallein Tercinier Brut de Fût Lot 96 Single Cask is an exuberant Fins Bois Cognac offering a variety of zesty aromas that evolve together in harmony. As a limited edition release only 435 bottles have been bottled in 2021 making it all the more exclusive and sought-after. This very old single cask Lot 96 Cognac was aged in a French oak cask where it reaped the benefits of the precious time it spent absorbing the minerals and tannins of the wood. Characterized by dominant nuances of violet (typical of Fins Bois Cognacs), sweet and fruity notes of jasmine, exotic fruits, English cake and candied apricots come to life on the nose. Such sweet aromas are contrasted with punchy notes of Timut pepper, liquorice and lemon that swim across the palate before revealing delicate hints of honey, chestnuts and toasted bread. A truly tantalizing treat for those who can appreciate complex aromatics in Cognac.
The Vallein Tercinier Cognac house has been operating since 1850 and has amassed five generations worth of knowledge surrounding fine-tuned Cognac production. Located in the Saintonge region, this brand now has an extensive collection of Cognacs that shines a spotlight on the family's impressive cellar of eaux-de-vie.
Presentation of the bottle
Vallein Tercinier Brut de Fût Lot 96 Single Cask Cognac arrives in a classic bottle, with the brand’s gold embellished logo stamped on the front of the labelling which presents a simple cream backdrop for the logo and product details. Presentation is key for this family of Cognac makers, and the elegant design work displayed in both the bottle itself and the accompanying gift box reflects the esteemed craftsmanship that goes into making good Cognac. You’ll be sure to want to put this in a place for all to see.
How to enjoy
This Tres Vieux Cognac is best sipped neat at room temperature. Add a few ice cubes to the glass if you’re a more adventurous Cognac drinker as this will alter the tasting experience ever so slightly. Enjoy as the complex array of aromas evolve throughout the tasting one sip at a time. Pair with a fine cigar of your choice to take the tasting up a level.
Brut de Fut Lot 96 Single Cask
Eye: Deep amber. As I coat the glass walls, this seems to be the thickest and fullest of the bunch. Nose: The chiseled fruits are back but now they are fatter, denser and seem to ooze out of the glass. I smell apricots, ripe melons, plums, and sweet candied citrus. Something about the nose carries...
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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