Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
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A Réserve Fine Champagne Cognac aged between 25-30 years
Indulge yourself in a Cognac that is the perfect marriage between the Petite and Grande Champagne terroirs, the Audry Réserve Spéciale. Aged between 25 and 30 years, it is a stunning example of Audry’s homemade approach to Cognac and their unique savoir-faire. Made equally with eaux-de-vie from both Champagne crus, it is an ode to the finesse of this part of the region. Celebrated for its almost marine-like quality, and a rich, dark sweetness, it is a truly luxurious Fine Champagne blend.
These premium areas are renowned for producing Cognacs with a lengthy finish and a light, floral quality that can be produced nowhere else. The Champagne crus have millions of years of fossilization to thank for their unique chalk soil and limestone subsoil. They make for excellent drainage, and the vines are always hydrated appropriately. That combined with the fact that they are perfectly positioned across undulating hills means that the vines receive optimal exposure from the sun; hence the elegance of the Audry Réserve Speciale.
The Audry savoir-faire
Audry pride themselves on the distillation, blending and ageing of their Cognacs. Audry Cognac was founded in 1878, but stopped selling its Cognacs in the 1950s. They stored a number of older base spirits in their cellars, hoping that one day Audry would rise again. In 1978, Bernard Boisson reached into the Paradis cellar to blend once more, and age their precious Cognacs in Limousin and oak casks. The age of the Cognac is key to its beauty; having laid dormant for decades.
They distill the Cognac in copper alambic Charentais stills in a ‘swan’s neck’ pipe, that allows the spirit to capture the essence of the Fine Champagne with premium aromatic quality. Then aged in oak barrels, the marriage between the spirit and the wood tannin alongside oxidation of the cellar creates a unique character. They are blended after years of rest, and are then left for two years before final bottling.
How to enjoy the Réserve Spéciale
Enjoy this quietly and reflectively, served neat.
A classic Cognac bottle, with a chic labeling denoting the Cognac house crest and a gold-leaf sketch of the estate itself. The presentation sleeve is a stunning terracotta color; which complements the color of the eaux-de-vie.
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Great cognac for the price
I have never heard about this cognac before. When I sent my wishes for the type of cognac I would like to taste, an Audry Reseve Special was one among other recommendations. I decided to order it. When I open the paper box, a deep and rich amber colour surprised me. It took some time to feel an oak and later on a vanilla aroma in my nose. After a small sip I felt quiet intensive taste of honey and maybe some caramel with oak at the end. Finish was rather long and slightly oaky. This cognac definitely represent a great value for money and deserve 5 stars.
Very Nice Fine Champagne
A Fine Champagne aged 25 – 30YR. This Cognac takes some time to reveal itself, but once it does, gentle oak, citrus, and nut aromas appear. The palate delivers fruit, some caramel, light honey, and finishes with more oak spice than I was expecting, which is a little milder as it opens more! A very nice Fine Champagne Cognac
nice and deep color.
nose is surprisingly pleasant with floral and almond dominating.
palate is dominated by honey and fruity taste.
finish is a bit rough but within the "pleasant" borders.
About Audry Cognac
When Time Magazine reported that ‘the best Cognac you’ve never heard of is Audry’ back in 2005, this small, artisan Cognac house was catapulted into the limelight. Since then, their products have become known in countries throughout the world and among some of the most prestigious restaurants – including those in Europe, Scandinavia and North America. However, just because a few years ago the name of Audry Cognac had not really been heard of outside of France, this does not mean that the house doesn’t have a long and illustrious history.
This family run Cognac house has a story that dates back to 1878, and despite keeping a series of older casks in chai, they stopped selling their bottles in 1950. This has arguably been the secret of their success; in 1978 when Bernard Boisson ignited the renaissance of the Audry Cognac brand, he had one of the most precious cellars of decades-old eaux-de-vie to dive into and begin blending exceptional Cognacs once more.
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