Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Cognac Brillet Réserve Extra
Instantly enticing with enchanting layers of aroma, the Brillet Réserve Extra Petite Champagne Cognac is a complex selection boasting an exceptional essence. A 40% ABV Cognac, exclusively from Grand Cru Petite Champagne Vineyards and aged for 6 years in oak, this Cognac captures the natural essence of the Petite Champagne terroir. With an incredibly complex aroma that slowly softens into a long, elegant finish, it is a great staple cognac to have in your cabinet.
As with all of Brillet's cognacs, Brillet Réserve Extra is hand-crafted in the family distillery in Les Aireaux, a small hamlet near Jarnac in Cognac. Proudly presenting tradition that dates back to as early as 1656, the double distillation process has had centuries of practice to be able to offer today’s superb selection of Cognac’s. Valuing tradition, timeless creations like the Réserve Extra showcase the true expertise and sophistication of this Cognac house.
Presentation of the bottle
Embodying the essence of a classic Cognac, the display of this bottle boasts charming simplicity and tradition. Using classic sepia coloring, matched with brown sans and serif fonts, a beautiful sense of history is immediately evident. Body royal, with its gold tones the artistry of this presentation is a testament to the brilliance that lies beneath the surface.
How to enjoy
As an XO, this Cognac can be enjoyed neat to savor the evolution of excellent aroma and lingering finish. Or, if you want to elongate the enjoyment, mix it into a longer drink for an aromatic punch that lasts.
SUPERB (90-95) / HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
"Several layers of aromas...pears to soft old oak to citrus peel. The palate is sleek and mildly sweet in a fruity way. Mid-palate ripe red fruit, buttery oak and firm spirit.
The aftertaste is long, svelte and more fruity than oaky." - Best Buy Wine Enthusiast
Simply one of the very best VSOP's...
Nose: Brioche, butter, dried prune
Palate: hazelnut, orange confite, butter
Finish: long and smooth of spice and oak
Will give many XO's a run for the money...
This VSOP makes you wonder why to spend more money on a XO.
About Brillet J R Cognac
Proud of its family tradition, Brillet Cognac insists that the history is entirely linked to that of cognac. As early on as 1656, Guy Brillet installed his first alembic (the classic still) at his property in the Grande Champagne. This was the introduction of the double distillation process that creates cognac to this day. The Brillets live off their philosophy that things made with care are more valuable, sticking to traditional techniques of production and packaging. Their motto is not to impress through high maintenance or expensive containers, but rather through a humble and high quality aesthetic: a real family business!
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