Chateau de Montifaud Napoléon Cigare Cognac

Recommended 81 /100

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Petite Champagne
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Mikhail L.

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Average Score given: 81

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Quality Decent Napoleon for a Cigar or Straight Connoisseur Enjoyers

Recommended 81 /100
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A very quality product as applied for all cognacs made by Chateau de Montifaud. I am a cognac enjoyer with 33 years of experience. What I can say about this beautiful Napoleon Cigar blend - Very full-bodied product a real rival to well-known Napoleon by Courvosier. Although it's 46% strong, it doesn't have a smell of an alcohol, due to a proper blend mastership of Chateau de Montifaud makers.
After opening the bottle and pouring the cognac into a specially designated glass, I let it sit for around 10-15 minutes. In addition, to its own cognac smell (grape grown under the sun), it started to open its bouquet.
At first it smells a little sweet, a caramel without excesses, next was a fresh apple, and at last was a hay or I say a freshly cut grass on a backscene of the smell.
The taste has no sign of spirit or alcohol. I would say the lack of the spirit or alcohol taste is a sign of the quality cognac.
When you roll over this cognac across your mouth, you can feel the full-bodyment of its taste. The sweetness combined along together with freshness of the red crispy apples.
The aftertaste is a slight ginger with a hay notes or freshly cut grass on the backthroat. Long-lasting aftertaste stays with you for next 10-15 minutes.


Wood 3/10

Spice 4/10

Fruit 8/10

Flower 9/10

Bottle / Package Design 5/5

Where is the Love? Ordinary Nice Beautiful A sight to be seen!

Value for Money 5/5

Overpriced Low Average Bargain Steal



What aromas do you get when you sniff the Cognac? Do you get hints of fruits or flowers - perhaps it's sweet? Is it intense or rather flat - and most importantly, is the nose coherent to taste and finish? The nose is the most important part when tasting Cognac.


True to category
Array of smells
Intensity of smells
Balance of smells
Presence of ethanol


A small sip: Allow your taste buds in the various areas of your mouth to distinguish the different flavours. This part of cognac tasting is described as ‘the palate’. Don’t just swallow it down; allow the liquid to touch all the regions of the mouth. Doing this is necessary as the taste buds pick up contrasting flavours in the different areas of the mouth; on the tip of your tongue to the sides, for example. Take a tiny sip to prep your palate for the sensory experience to come. Take a second larger sip, and gently roll the cognac around, etting it come into contact with every corner of your mouth. Focus on the perceived textural sensations. Are the sensations round and rich or fresh and elegant? Is the overall mouthfeel intense, balanced, disjointed, or lacking presence? In short, how does the cognac feel in your mouth?


1st impression
Alcohol level


Quite simply, what do you taste as you gently roll the cognac around in your mouth? Pay close attention to any flavors of fruits, flowers, oak, and spices - or a complex combination of those elements. Are the flavors cohesive with the Nose and the Mouth, giving a sense of balance and complexity?


True to category
Complexity of tastes
Distinctiveness of tastes
Intensity of tastes
Balance of tastes


The ‘finish’ is the experience you get after you’ve swallowed the cognac. What flavours can you detect? Is it a flat or rough finish and rather sharp, or is it a slight 'punch' you like? How long does the finish last? Also think about overall balance: How does the finish compare to nose and taste?


Power / “Smooth”

Overall Impression

Consider the Nose, Mouth, Taste, and Finish simultaneously - the cognac as a whole. Is there cohesion between the four categories, or does the cognac shine in some areas and appear dull in others? Quite simply, is the memory from the tasting experience one that will last your lifetime; is the memory good but nothing extraordinary; or is the cognac’s impact entirely forgettable?


Total: 81/100

  • 80-84: Recommended
  • 85-89: Highly Recommended
  • 90-95: Exceptional
  • 96-100: Superlative
Flat Acceptable Fine Excellent Ethereal Thin & weak Disjointed Balanced Exquisite Bland Ordinary Good Excellent Spectacular Non-existent, or rough Acceptable Good Memorable Endless Uninspiring, or rough Ordinary Good Excellent Memorable
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