Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
A Bons Bois Cognac dating back nearly 8 decades
The Vallein Tercinier Lot 40 is a rare Cognac; one which holds its own fabulously, considering the expectations that loom over it dating back nearly 80 years. Distilled during the Second World War, it is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a story behind your drinks cabinet. In fact, this Cognac was bottled as a tribute, or "hommage" to Paul Vallein who succeeded his father, Georges, in 1850. Georges Vallein founded the family Cognac house, however Paul established a legacy and really aligned the brand with delivering quality products. The Vallein Tercinier Hommage Cognac is a wartime Vintage which hails from the Bons Bois region, hence its rounded body. Despite the fact that Cognacs from this region tend to age quicker than most, this Bons Bois edition has spent many a decade in the cellar. It was bottled in 2017, and is non-chill filtered Cognac.
What the Vallein Tercinier Cognac House are all about
The Vallein Tercinier Cognac house have put together one of the most complete, and varied set of Vintage bottles in the world of Cognac, including this one. The Cognac house have been based in the Domaine des Forges in the Saintonge for generations. Having passed down values and craft five times, and now from Paul Vallein to his nephew Louis Tercinier, it is a family house through and through.
The presentation of the Vallein Tercinier Lot 40 Cognac is very much in keeping with the tale that it has to tell. It is adorned with a black and white photo of Paul Vallein himself, and the red seal on the side of the bottle. A mere 570 bottles were created.
How to enjoy the Vallein Tercinier Lot 40
As with a good Vintage Cognac, enjoy it neat and let yourself be taken on a sensory adventure.
Tribute to Paul Vallein
Fragrance: The refreshing smell of acetone and overwhelming green grapes is impressive. In some cognacs, the feeling of saucy Lancio is quite weak. It definitely has the red berry flavor that you can feel in sherry whiskey. You can imagine that delicious fresh fruits that seem fresh in the fall and...
About Vallein Tercinier Cognac
With over 500 years of history, the artisan house of Vallein Tercinier is one that deserves the attention of all Cognac lovers – from those new to eaux-de-vie to the connoisseur. This brother and sister team bring an expertise to craft Cognac that's just aching to be discovered.
Many of their Cognac's have been awarded top class awards in many industry competitions, and this has meant a growing awareness of their products in some quarters. But, as with the aging process of Cognac, such a small craft brand is often lost amongst the noise razzmatazz of the 'big boys'. And that really is a crime, because as many esteemed connoiseurs are finding out, the offerings of Vallein Tercinier are of superb quality, unique, and once you've discovered them, will become a 'must have' brand to always have in your drinks cabinet.
Catherine and Louis are very proud to have stepped into the shoes of their many ancestors. And as is in keeping with family tradition, the've continued to move the company forward, whilst remaining true to the pure art of Cognac production. They've adapted the facilities to take full advantage of modern technology, and continue to produce some very special Cognacs indeed.
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