Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Drouet Small Batch 2010 Cognac: a Worthy Experiment
An intriguing release of Cognac from the House of Drouet, stemming from a parcel of the Grande Garenne and distilled in 2010. The Drouet Small Batch 2010 Cognac was the result of a double maturing process: this very limited series of Petite Champagne 2010 was first aged in Cognac casks before being matured for 9 months in casks that had contained Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, a dessert wine from south-west France similar in style to Sauternes. Only 600 bottles have produced, presented at a cask strength of 45% ABV.
The Drouet family estate is located just five miles from the town of Cognac, in the village of Salles d’Angles. Aside from vineyards, a distillery and a tasting cellar, the family also maintain a laboratory and bottling plant to ensure they can craft their distinct Cognacs from start to finish. Like many producers, Drouet Cognac favor the Ugni Blanc grape, with a small addition of Colombard for added complexity. The wines used for distilling is slightly acidic with a low alcoholic strength of 8-9%, which gives a lower yield but a much more flavorful result.
Fourth-generation distiller Patrick Drouet continue the traditions of his parents, grandparents and great-grandfather, using their knowledge combined with modern technology to maintain a Cognac character that honor their terroir, expertise and traditions.
Presentation of the Bottle
The sturdy bottle perfectly combines classic design details with a modern profile. The thick base, wood-topped stopper and detailed label give a sense of luxury, and the accompanying presentation tube makes this a wonderful gift for any Cognac lover.
How to Enjoy Drouet Small Batch 2010 Cognac
This Cognac is best enjoyed as a digestif with a drop of water to fully bring out the most delicate aromas. After pouring, allow your Cognac to rest for 30 seconds, letting the flavours concentrate and fully develop before taking a sip.
About Drouet Cognac
Boasting a history spanning four generations, the estate of Cognac Drouet covers 106 acres of Grande and Petite Champagne. However, the cognacs produced are purely from the Grande Champagne. Creating a range of cognacs from Trois Etoiles (three stars) to XO and beyond, Cognac Drouet remains faithful to the traditional production methods of old. Today, Drouet cognacs can be found throughout the world, with their distinguished packaging and the unique bottle shapes of their top of the range cognacs making them easy to recognize.
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