Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
Godet Single-Cru Bons Bois 15 Years Old Cognac: Umami and Sweetness in Harmony
Another stunning single cru release from the House of Godet, this XO-aged Cognac has been produced entirely from grapes grown across the Bons Bois region. Godet Single-Cru Bons Bois 15 Years Old Cognac features classic rustic flavors, showing plenty of complexity and a rich, curious note of undergrowth. The Bons Bois terroir is characterized by its maritime climate and clay soils, producing distinguished fruity aromas, remaining true to the grape varieties used in its production. It also develops remarkably fast; 15 years is generally the point at which a Bons Bois Cognac has reached its peak.
The Single Cru Collection from the House of Godet comprises a range of six Cognacs, each intended to tell a story about the history of Cognac as a raw and pure agricultural spirit. Going back to the very roots of Cognac making, each release in this range is sure to become a modern classic.
Founded in 1782, Godet Cognac ranges amongst the oldest Cognac houses. The Godet family has been based in the seaside town and former trading hub La Rochelle for 400 years and since the very beginnings of Cognac production, they have played an important role in perfecting this culture. Cognac Godet has been in the hands of the same family for an astonishing 15 generations, who have placed tradition and excellence at the heart of their business. Godet is also one of the few Cognac producers who focus on cultivating and using the Folle Blanche grape variety, the original Cognac grape.
The Godet family's expertise in wine-making results in outstanding wine and Champagne as well as Cognac - an excellent standing for a family-run company. The business is headed by Godet president Jean-Jacques Godet, assisted by his three sons Jean Eduard, Maxime and Cyril.
Presentation of the Bottle
With its classic curves, precious details and modern visual elements, this is a bottle that is sure to stand out in any Cognac collection. The deep punt, wire wrap and dark gold wax seal show a nod to the past, while the presentation tube features a multicolored, all-over graphic design and copper accents. Representing an underrated terroir in such a visually pleasing way, this bottle is definitely a must-have.
How to Enjoy
This fantastic XO Cognac is best enjoyed in a slim tulip glass at room temperature, or with a lump of ice. A small dash of water may be added to bring out the most delicate aromas. Serve as a digestif or alongside a Cuban cigar.
About Godet Cognac
The house of Godet has been run by the family for 14 generations. It is a perfect example of a cognac house that deeply believes in the tradition of this spirit and its origins. At the same time, Godet manages to move with modern times, having recently created a cognac from a grape that is almost extinct in the cognac industry: Folle Blache. This cognac is called "Antarctica Godet" and was inspired by a 2-month sailing trip to the South Pole.
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