Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Michel Forgeron Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac
The Michel Forgeron Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne is a blend of eaux-de-vie that have each been aged for at least 30 years. Allowed to naturally increase in alcohol, it's a slightly over-proof offering at 45%. It's a powerful Cognac, yet well rounded and complex. Standing proud as an extremely aromatic blend, it also reveals great rancio, as one would expect from such an old reserve.
This Grande Champagne blend offers exceptional value for money for such quality. And they've kept the packaging traditionally simple, with a classic shaped bottle and label, it presents itself as a generous Cognac to own or to give as a gift. If you've yet to discoer Michel Forgeron's Cognac's, then this would be the perfect introduction to the Cognac house’s range.
Sustainability is at the core of this close-knit family-run business, as the sons of Michel Forgeron; Pierre and Christophe excel in embracing the original roots and traditions of the family brand. Meanwhile, they continue to invest in responsible development, opting for a sustainable approach to the viticulture that, of course, takes place on their land within the Grande Champagne region.
Presentation of the bottle
Presentation is very important to the house of Michel Forgeron and Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne Cognac is no exception. The bottle is of a traditional Cognacaise style, with a classic vintage design on the label alongside the Forgeron branding.
How to enjoy
Serve neat to enjoy its lingering length, as the persistence of its aromas on the taste buds will prolong the pleasure of tasting in a velvety and delicate rancio. Pair with a fine cigar of your choice to elongate the pleasurable experience even further.
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Michel Forgeron Vieille Réserve Grande Champagne
Tasted from the Tasting Set No.1: Dark golden colour with copper reflexes. Fresh on the nose with citrus notes, green apples and some blond tobacco. The palate is a mix of spices and chocolate - nice intensity, but a little bit rustic. The aftertaste is medium on the same spicy and chocolaty nuances...
Slightly dark rose gold in the glass. A strong, classic first nose, a hint of tobacco and becoming more complex after a few minutes in the glass, with little indication of the 45% abv. Smooth, sweet, roasted flavors, mouth-filling flavor. Lengthy finish, the smoothness lasting far down the pal...
I need a cigar
You know when you have a Michel Forgeron in your glass that it is the real thing. So here you don't find any commericial smoothness. This cognac, 30-40 years is one of my favourites in this price segment. It is rich on the nose with citrus, green apples and toasted notes. In the mouth you find...
About Michel Forgeron
Michel Forgeron Cognac’s uniqueness lies in its very special history, its environmental concern and of course in its quest for quality. With a relatively young history, the first cognac under the brand Michel Forgeron was produced in 1977. Their philosophy remains the same as his grandfather’s, who bought the agricultural property at the turn of the century: work better, produce better. Recently, for its hundred year anniversary, Forgeron covered one of the estate’s roofs with solar panels in order to work with sustainable energies for the cognac production.
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