Landy Désir Cognac
Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois
Lady in Red: Landy Désir Cognac
This VSOP-grade Cognac is a blend where the youngest eaux-de-vie have been aged at least four years aged in oak barrels. Like other Landy Cognacs, it features grapes sourced from the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois growing regions, providing a wonderful balance. However, it’s not only a delight to drink: the Landy Désir Cognac bottle is also almost a work of art in itself, with an unforgettable decanter in the shape of a woman wearing a red dress and matching red hat - very perfume-like in its form. While it may be glamorous and contemporary in its striking packaging, this is also a classic, well-rounded expression with a pleasantly scented nose.
Part of the larger company Cognac Ferrand, Landy was founded in 1989 as a collaboration between Alexandre Gabriel and a family of traditional winegrowers in the Charente. Cognac Landy was created with the philosophy of bringing a breath of fresh air into the industry but also respecting traditional methods; for this reason, it is produced in the age-old fashion without the use of mass-production techniques. By selecting only the best grapes, distilling with care and blending distinct eaux-de-vie from some of Cognac’s finest regions, each bottle ends up being a true expression of the land it came from.
Presentation of the Bottle
Distinct, inventive and fun, the Landy Désir bottle certainly works hard to stand out from the crowd. The glass is shaped like the torso of a woman, draped with a tailored fabric dress and topped with a matching wide-brim hat. Note that this edition wears a red dress, but there are other editions to look out for as well!
How to Enjoy Landy Désir Cognac
Like any classic VSOP, this is a great Cognac to sip neat from a tulip glass or over ice. We also think it would shine in a classic Champagne Cocktail:
- 25ml Landy Désir Cognac
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 dash Angostura Bitters
- Thin lemon twist
Drop the sugar cube in a champagne flute and dash Angostura on top. Place the lemon twist in the glass, add the Cognac, top with Champagne and enjoy. As you drink, the sugar will slowly dissolve and make the drink sweeter with every sip.
About Landy Cognac
Cognac Landy is part of the larger company Cognac Ferrand. This relatively new house, which was established in 1989, was a collaboration between Alexandre Gabriel and a traditional wine growing family in the Charente. Thus, Cognac Ferrand, and therefore Cognac Landy too, was created with the philosophy of bringing new life back into the industry and production of cognac. Because of this, Cognac Landy is produced in the age old fashion without utilizing mass production techniques.
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