Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
ABK6 VS Pure Single Cognac
The ABK6 VS Pure Single Cognac is the youngest of the ABK6 collection. Standing proud as an award-winning Cognac, VS has taken home several gold and silver medals over the years. Like the rest of the products in the range, it is a Cognac made up of eaux-de-vie selected from the single estate of Abecassis. Fruity, vibrant, and full of character, it can be enjoyed in many different ways. The perfect starting point for someone exploring the world of Cognac for the first time.
With a presence in Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois regions, the ABK6 estate boasts prime location, which reaps the benefits of the rich chalky soils and perfect conditions for growing exceptional eaux-de-vie. A family affair, the house of ABK6 take pride in running all aspects of the production process and pay careful attention to the methods chosen in order to ensure sustainability and respect to the land through every step of the way.
Presentation of the bottle
The bottle makes a strong statement with its heavy base and thick set glass. Embossed details are stamped on the front of the bottle, alongside the silver and gold labelling, which highlights all of the product information. Arriving with a matching display box, this single estate Cognac is the perfect gift to a Cognac enthusiast.
How to enjoy
This VS serves beautifully when combined with your favorite mixer. Alternatively, try serving over ice, with cold tonic water and a touch of creme de cassis - simply delicious. ABK6 VS also complements spicy food - drink neat as an aperitif before an appetiser such as curried prawns. There is so much variation and depth to be found in this young blend - sipping it alongside fish or sushi, accentuates the delicate notes of oak and hazelnut with elegance.
Gold medal, Concours Mondialle Bruxelles 2012
Silver medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015
94 points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015
Really Good Value
The ABK6 VS is really fruity, both on the nose and palate. There's some honey and vanilla sweetness to it, but the main focus seems to be stone fruits and pears. Good acidity, makes you want to keep sipping. Also, there's a wonderful jasmine and orange blossom note that develops over some time.
About ABK6 Cognac
Owned by Francis Abécassis (a homonym of ABK6 when pronounced in French), ABK6 Cognac is a relatively young brand based in the Domaine de Chez Maillard near the village of Claix. The brand is known for its choice to produce single estate Cognacs, with its eaux-de-vie being carefully selected from their 220 hectares of land, specifically for their aromatic intensity and indulgence. The label has shaken up the industry by introducing a young and modern spirit to a traditional drink, without compromising on quality. The company is now one of the largest independent producers in Cognac, and also owns the brands Leyrat, Reviseur and Grands Domaines. Attention to detail is applied to every single aspect of production at ABK6, with sustainable growing methods, Charentaise distillation and precise blending. It’s no wonder the group has taken home over 60 awards in recent years.
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