Growth area & soil: Borderies
The Park Mizunara Japanese Oak Cognac is a world first! And this is thanks to the aging process being finished off in Japanese Mizunara Oak barrels. What this has accomplished is a Cognac with a real Japanese twist. It's definitely one that'll appeal to those who enjoy Japanese whisky.
Furthermore, it's a single cru, Borderies delight, and it's being produced in a limited edition. So not only will it appeal to the whisky palate, as well as the Cognac, but it's going to be one the collectors will want to add to their collection too.
It's fruity and floral, with tones of pear, spice, and vanilla that tease both on the nose and the palate. It's also slightly over-proof at 43.5%. The bottle is contemporary and stylish, as is the packaging, with a real lean towards the Japanese element of the Cognac. Mizunara is the brainchild of the two brother team that head Park Cognac, Jerome and Lilian Tessendier. These highly talented Master Blenders have poured all their expertise into creating a Cognac with a real twist. Not only does it taste wonderful, but it's also a real talking point as well. A great addition to any liquor collection.
Note: This bottle comes without packaging
Interesting but not great
Color: 1st steep green tea. On the nose: There’s immediately an intense scent of classic Cognac hogo. It smells like a mix of pu-erh tea, truffles, shiitake mushrooms and orange peel. After these dissipate, I get medium intensity notes of peppers, cloves, oyster shells and basil. Then there are...
Since it is a young cognac, the smoothness is good, not excellent. Interesting sensation and flavor of the Japanese Oak with a small hint of "whiskey" that is not too strong. I have drunk the Park XO cognac which I enjoyed more than this Mizunara. I also have drunk the Japanese Hibiki brand whiskey...
About Park Cognac
Cognac Park is a brand produced by the large eaux-de-vie group Tessendier & Fils, a wholesaler who has a traceable history dating back to the 19th century. Presented in elegant ‘cognacaise’ bottles, the range encompasses all of the growing regions of the area, and produce blends both young and old. A relatively recent brand, the popularity of Cognac Park is beginning to grow, as more consumers in various countries become aware of its existence.
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