Claude Thorin Vintage 1996 Folle Blanche Cognac is somewhat special... Made with Folle Blanche grapes - the old grape that used to be the mainstay of the vineyards of Cognac until the phylloxera crisis of the 1880s. As the name suggests, this is a cognac from the year 1996.
According to Claude Thorin, this cognac excites on the nose with fabulous aromas of violet, honeysuckle, and vanilla. On the palate one enjoys a round, supple flavour before moving onto a long aftertaste with notes of fleshy white fruits and spices.
Offering extraordinary value for money for a vintage cognac, this one certainly deserves a place in your cabinet.
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Boasting 106 hectares of vineyards, the estate of Claude Thorin has expanded massively over the past couple of decades. Producing a wide range of cognacs along with Pineau des Charente and wine, the estate of Claude Thorin produces its cognacs on site right from the grape through to the finished bottle. The vines are all located in the Grande Champagne 1er Cru area, and the estate prides itself in producing cognac true to the traditional manner that has been used over the centuries.