Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Pasquinet VSOP Cognac: Soft, Sweet and Undeniably Special
Proud Cognac house Pasquinet continues their collection of superb blends of eaux de vie with Pasquinet VSOP Cognac. This blend achieves sublime delicacy and an elegant sweetness that promises to satisfy Cognac connoisseurs and novices alike. It is of VSOP age quality– affording it a touch of youthful flair– and hails from the Grande Champagne cru– the region’s finest.
Pasquinet Cognac is all about resilience, strength and revival. It was established in 1945 by the children of Jean Ricard following a period of hardship. Jean Ricard was an entrepreneur who established himself in the Cognac region by investing in a small estate in Juillac Le Coq, the ‘Domaine Du Foucaudat,’ situated right in the heart of the Grande Champagne cru. Today, the Pasquinet Cognac vineyard comes in at 13,200 hectares, and the spirit of the brand is being faithfully upheld by Nicolas and Patrick. With international experience and endless creativity, they are a truly formidable force.
Pasquinet VSOP Cognac spoils the nose right out of the gate with sweet fragrances of dried plum and raisin, followed by gentle notes of jasmine and licorice. On the palate, it feels soft and pleasant, with flavors of peach and vanilla oak forming a sublime sensation. At the tail end of the tasting experience, expect woody notes accompanied by subtle hints of cinnamon– the perfect end to this fairytale cottage feel.
Thoroughly enjoyed neat, and recommended on coconut water ice cubes for an extra sweet effect, Pasquinet VSOP Cognac is also a welcome addition to premium cocktails. Its finesse renders it a fine ingredient in cocktails such as an Old-Fashioned, or in a Cognac-Champagne combination.
From the taste to the visual effect, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Pasquinet VSOP Cognac comes in ruby red packaging to match the mesmerizing nature of the drink itself. Its deep, red mahogany color enamors the eye from first glance, and the sophisticated Cognacaise bottle that houses it elevates that opulent feel even further. The overall feel of this Cognac is a royal affair, a rich but gentle brandy fit for those seeking the sweet life.