Giraud Tres Rare Cognac
I decided on this cognac after reading about many of the cognacs available on Cognac-Expert.com, and after seeing the previous customer review. I like that Giraud was organic with no chemicals, was a small family owned cognac house, did not blend together different years, and that all the grapes were from Le Grand Champagne region and were Premier Cru. It seemed a way to taste a very “pure” cognac in a way similar to a single malt whiskey.
I was not disappointed, as this is a great cognac. I agree with everything the previous reviewer said about the nose and flavors, especially the fudge or chocolate and toffee flavors, which are very noticeable. I also get some fig and fruit rind/citrus flavors. The initial taste on the palate is strong and vibrant, and continues through to the finish with great intensity, so this is a very powerful and flavorful cognac for those that appreciate cognacs with great character and intensity. If you’re looking for a soft, understated, and unassuming cognac, well, this isn’t it. This is a cognac to stand with the best single malts. It’s a class act in every way.
A firm favourite of my dads which suddenly we were unable to buy anywhere, until I found Cognac Experts. I am in UK they are in France he is in Spain, no problem. I order it and they send direct it arrives in a few days and I get a phone call to say it's here!
He says the packaging is so good, no chance of it being damaged. Once opened, He takes a long sniff and says oooh that smells good better have a taste. He takes a sip , swirls it around his mouth has a little shudder followed by mmm it tastes as good as it smells. Apparently it has an aftertaste that lingers and leaves a nice warm feeling as it hits the roof of your mouth.
A firm favourite no doubt
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I am lovely, elegant and ever-so-perfectly balanced. Some think that I lack personality, but that's because I do so many things so very well. My harmonious flavors glide smoothly and subtly over the palate. My nose is gentle, but full and rewarding. Take your time with me and appreciate a great, hand-crafted cognac.