Growth area & soil: Bois Ordinaires
A special Cognac aged on the Island of Oléron in the Bois Ordinaires terroir
Produced by one of the oldest Cognac houses in the region is the Augier L’Océanique Cognac. With a unique coastal character, the distillate is made from Ugni Blanc grapes grown on the Island of Oléron off the southwest coast of France, which technically forms part of the Bois Ordinaires cru. Thanks to the ocean spray across Oléron, this rare Cognac has an undeniable marine influence. The character has endless purity, with a mineral-like quality.
L'Océanique Cognac has been distilled once on fine lees to 40.1% ABV, before being transferred to French oak. Its mineral streak is something worth trying for yourself - or will make a wonderful gift.
Augier Cognac dates back to 1643, when it was founded by Phillippe Augier, and is one of the oldest in the business. Having recently reappeared again, their products have been relaunched with a focus on the importance of grape varieties, the unique quality of the terroir such as the Bois Ordinaires, as opposed to the age denomination.
How to serve Augier L'Oceanique
The maritime influence of this Cognac makes it a delight for food pairing. Pair with fish such as eel with dill and the crunch of saltwort.
Presentation of the bottle
Augier’s design aesthetic makes this a must for your collection. A traditional tasting bottle shape is paired with a moss green seal, and delicate white labeling with the Augier emblem is displayed. It arrives in a sleek and contemporary white box.
Amazing cognac !
A cognac from a french Island : The île D'Oléron, looking suprisingly to a whisky
Robe : Yellow lemon
Nose : Ripe citrus, sweet spices, mineral and iodized notes
Palate : Pink grapefruit, pepper, floral (lemon flower), blond tobacco
Really nice cognac
Not my favorite
In my eyes the nose has little to do with Cognac. I know that the Bois ordinaires is different but this one smells more like a Grappa. Surprisingly the taste is better than the nose made me believe (prepare). Augier is a truly great cognac producer, but this one just doesn't do it, for me that is.
About Augier Cognac
Established in 1643 by a wine merchant, Cognac Augier is one of the oldest Cognac houses in existence. The brand has been responsible for reigniting interest in neglected terroirs and grapes, such as the rare Folle Blanche variety or lesser-known Bois Ordinaires cru. 370 years after being founded, the brand was given new life in 2013 under the stewardship of the legendary French group Pernod Ricard.
The expert craftsmanship that can only be developed after hundreds of years of experience is evident in every Cognac Augier produce, implementing traditional distillation, non-chill filtration and never using additives or artificial colors, thus preserving the eaux-de-vie's balance and aromatic complexity.
The brand's charming and chic designs for their bottles perfectly demonstrate the quality and care applied to every aspect of the Cognacs they produce. The modern rebrand of this established Maison has seen huge success and has been a huge hit amongst Cognac connoisseurs across the world.
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