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Dupuy Vintage 1966 Tentation Cognac

Cognac age
Vintage

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Vintage year
1966
Brand
Dupuy Cognac

Tasting review

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Eye: Rich copper.

Nose: Bright fruit and warm spices - ginger, nutmeg. Hints of an old cellar are evident; ancient wood staves, dusty stone walls. 

Palate: Rich and inviting, with soft tannins from the oak and a clear taste of rancio. Dried fruits and florals lead into a long, warm finish. 

Growth area & soil: Blend

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Description

Dupuy Vintage 1966 Tentation Cognac: the Power of Slow Maturation

This rare snapshot of a long-gone harvest represents another stellar release by Dupuy. The Dupuy Vintage 1966 Tentation Cognac has been aged for over 40 years, giving it an exceptional depth of flavor and rich tannins that can only come from an extended maturation period in French oak. Created to satisfy the curiosity of all connoisseurs in search of the exceptional, Dupuy vintages represent the most remarkable eaux-de-vie discovered by Cellar Master Jean-Philippe Bergier. They are isolated in sealed barrels and the BNIC closely follow their progress to guarantee the year of authenticity. The distillation year can then be written on the label of the bottles and sold as such to connoisseurs.

Auguste Dupuy created Cognac Dupuy in 1852, succeeded by his son Edmond on his death in 1895. Only ten years later, two Norwegians - Peter Rustad and Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen - took over the house but decided to keep the name. At the same time, they created their own Cognac brand for the Scandinavian market, which is better known as Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac.

Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen’s great-grandson Hervé runs the company today and is responsible for putting Dupuy Cognac back on the map. Cellar Master Jean-Philippe Bergier lends his skill and innovation to the mix, and together they consistently produce eaux-de-vie in the traditional manner of the previous centuries with a focus on quality and design. The Bache-Gabrielsen family are sole owners of the company, conveniently housed in a stunning mansion in the heart of Cognac. While keeping an eye on tradition, as an economist, Hervé also knows the importance of staying relevant in an ever-changing world, bringing a modern look to his products and reaching out to new markets around the world.

Presentation of the Bottle

This striking bottle perfectly combines the classic standing of a vintage Cognac with the modern outlook of Cognac Dupuy. Tall and elegant, its straight sides are complemented by a finely designed label and oversized wooden stopper, held in place by a gold wire cage. The vintage statement is prominently displayed, and each bottle comes labelled with an individual bottle number as well as the bottling date. 

How to Enjoy Dupuy Vintage 1966 Tentation Cognac

The perfect digestif, this is a wonderful vintage Cognac to enjoy in good company, on special occasions, and when you have plenty of time to savor the moment. Pour into tulip glasses and wait a few moments to allow the aromas to fully open up. 

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About Dupuy Cognac

Cognac Dupuy is part of the larger, family-run cognac house Bache Gabrielsen, the leading cognac in Scandinavia. Dupuy has recently been re-branded to be exported China, Russia and other international cognac markets. Cognac Dupuy has a far reaching and interesting history dating back to 1852. Well known on every continent of the globe, Cognac Dupuy pride themselves on producing high quality cognac in the true Charentaise fashion and produce a full range of cognacs from a VS through to extra special vintages.

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