Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
An innovative Grande Champagne Cognac made in Touzac
The innovation and style of this brand are undeniable, and their Philbert Distiller Reserve Grande Champagne Cognac is no exception. The design aesthetic is second to none in both the decanter and the eaux-de-vie; the result is an award-winning Grande Champagne Cognac made in small batches. It is considered to be an exceptional Cognac for its age. Ultimately, its profile is fruity and sweet like marmalade, with warm hints of roasted cereal and nuts.
This Cognac house favors artisanal quality over producing the same spirit again and again. Philbert Cognac work in harmony with nature and the geological makeup of the soil from the vine to the bottles themselves. Philbert, a Cognac house of two brothers, was the first in the region to use rare cask finishes in re-used Oloroso sherry and Sauternes casks. They took over the family estate in 2006 and introduced innovative new methods. By 2012 they had tripled the area of vineyards.
This time, Pierre-Olivier distills the Distiller Reserve Grande Champagne Cognac is Touzac. Using traditional methods by distilling over lees with the grapes from the Premier Cru, a complex and robust Cognac is the result; one with notes of baked goods and nutty aromas, but firmly well balanced.
The Cognac is proofed at 41.5% ABV, in a whiskey-style 70cl decanter.
Philbert Distiller Reserve Grande Champagne Awards
Silver Medal at San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2015.
How to serve the Philbert Distiller Reserve Grande Champagne Cognac
Enjoy this Cognac neat to allow the rich flavors to develop on the nose and tongue.
The packaging and branding are modern, fresh and innovative. The design of the decanter and labeling is similar to that of a whiskey bottle to express craft creativity and quality.
Pale amber with touches of gold at the edges, an honest and gorgeous color reflecting its 5 years in oak. The first nose is sweet, slightly more fruity than floral, but becoming more fruity after 10 minutes. Sweet with an initial alcohol bite that quickly disappears. Wonderful grande champagne...
About Philbert Cognac
The Philbert brand is comprised of artisan cognacs, produced with the knowledge of over a century of experience. Although still a small and limited range, Cognac Philbert is available both in France and the USA.
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