Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Cognac Brillet Réserve Extra is a 40% ABV Cognac from the Petite Champagne growing region. Also known as "Brillet Grand Cru", this is a great staple cognac to have in your cabinet. Un-blended 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: complex with a nose that suggests honey, lavender, crushed dried spices, vanilla, hazelnut and buttered brioche with a long elegant finish.
As will all of Brillet's cognacs, it's hand-crafted in the family distillery in Les Aireaux, a small hamlet near Jarnac in Cognac.
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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