Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
The Balluet Très Vieille Réserve Napoléon Cognac is, without a doubt, extraordinary. Made from stocks of the family's Fins Bois eaux-de-vie, this blend is around 40 years old. And the age and the quality shine through from the first moment you set eyes on it. It's yet another example of why artisan, craft brands from the tiniest of houses are so very worth getting your hands on.
The presentation is simple and classic, because it's down to the Cognac itself to do the talking. And talk it certainly does. Deep brown in color, thanks to decades of natural aging, the aromas of violets unique to the Fins Bois region are evident from the first tendrils upon the nose. The smoothness, complexity, and sensory journey continues on the palate, with a wonderfully long and powerful finish. Truly a Cognac for the connoisseur.
From the Rich Dark Caramel colour to the sensual velvet finish.. There is nothing to fault this delight. Having been privileged to say this is my local treat as I live nearby.. It was an act of God to introduce me to the owner. No nonsense.. Simply the best in the environ.. Everyone should taste...
The house of J. Balluet Cognac is located in the Fins Bois terroir of the region. This is an artisan house in the truest sense of the word, with the secrets and passion of Cognac creation being lovingly handed down through the generations. Located in the tiny hamlet of Neuvicq Le Château, the house prides itself in the quality of their creations, and the offering of their flagship product, the Jean balluet Tres Vieille Reserve.
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