Owned by Francis Abécassis, ABK6 is a young cognac house based at the Domaine de Chez Maillard near the village of Claix. Its 250 hectares of vineyards produce high quality eaux-de-vie, which are used to blend this contemporary cognac. The goal of this label is to introduce a young and modern spirit to the traditional drink and at the same time value the quality. Not only its name, an abbreviation of the owner’s name, but also its blog, facebook and twitter pages show the target group of the company. ABK6 owns its own brand as well as the brands Leyrat and and Réviseur. Together, the three brands of the company have been awarded over 60 awards in the past years.
Eye: Old gold color
Nose: Complex, delightful aromas of cedar wood, candied fruits, honey, and a tang of rich cigar box
Palate: Oak and cedar wood, rich yet light - spicy, with a touch of cinnamon. Long, sustained finish with citrus, cigar box, and notes of candied...
Specifically blended to be enjoyed over ice - this opens a whole new range of aromas and tastes:
At first notice nuts and hints of vanilla. As the ice melts it opens up the palate to fruits - at first white peach and orange, followed by lemon and mint
Notes of dried fruit and almonds on the nose. On the palate there is a good balance between the cognac and the wood tannins from its years in oak casks. Smooth and round, it just melts in the mouth.
Tasting review by Roullet Cognac:
Color: Deep golden with amber shades
Nose: Complex bouquet with aromas of citrus, peach, sandalwood, and llight leather notes.
Palate: Round, well balanced with silk tannins