The Raymond Ragnaud Folle Blanche 2005 Cognac is quite unique in that it's produced from a rare, old grape variety called Folle Blanche. This used to be the grape of choice in the vineyards of Cognac until the phylloxera blight in the 19th century killed off most of the vines. They were then replanted with more hardy, disease resistant varieties.
This best thing about eaux-de-vie created from Folle Blanche grapes is the delicacy, elegance, and perfume they impart to the wine. This 2005 vintage harvested delight is literally a journey back to times gone by - one that anyone who appreciates a good Cognac will surely enjoy.
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Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud:
Color: deep amber
Nose: floral expressions with various plant aromas
Palate: tender, almost 'fleshy', with strong tones of spicy grape, plum, and mirabelle plum.
Finish: daffodil, cherries, and ginger.
Covering 47 hectares of Grande Champagne vineyards, Cognac Raymond Ragnaud is a family run house with a history that can be traced back to 1860. Producing ranges under the labels “Premier”, “Prestige” and “Carafe”, Raymond Ragnaud cognacs are created in the time old traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. Over the past few years the house has concentrated on increasing overseas sales, and now around 75 per cent of all Raymond Ragnaud Cognac are exported around the world.