Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Léopold Gourmel Carafe L de Gourmel Cognac
Leopold Gourmel Carafe L de Gourmel is a truly special XO Cognac made exclusively from eaux-de-vie of the premier cru, Grande Champagne region. An emblem of its cru, this Cognac is a beautiful representation of the best work from a Cognac house and family who dedicate their lives to creating Cognacs that are fresh, supple, and persistent. Carafe L de Gourmel really is tantamount to everything and more that the brand strives to achieve. A Cognac worthy of its place in the finest of drink cabinets.
Leopold Gourmel is a Cognac house that began in 1972 when founder Pierre Voisin first began curating Cognac, and as an ode to his grandfather, the brand was subsequently named Leopold Gourmel. Over the years, Leopold Gourmel has come on leaps and bounds and continues the tradition of excellence established by both Olivier Blanc and Nicolas Sinoquet who have strived to produce the very best quality, naturally produced Cognac that the region has to offer.
Presentation of the bottle
Leopold Gourmel Carafe L de Gourmel is showcased in a stunning carafe, with an accompanying presentation box - making it the perfect gift choice for a Cognac collector or connoisseur. Due to its exceptional presentation and intricate attention to detail, this carafe should certainly be displayed for all to see. From the floral engraved illustrations and emerald green jewel details on the bottle stopper, to the branded logo of a horse signifying the brand’s devotion to the land and nature - not only has the house of Leopold Gourmel succeeded the art of Cognac, but with this carafe, the brand has undoubtedly succeeded in the art of design too.
How to enjoy
Serve this well-aged Cognac neat, with a splash of water or on the rocks. The ideal Cognac choice for a digestif after an indulgent meal. The flavor also lends itself well to pairing with a quality cigar, for those who enjoy such a combination.
Elegant, but crazy price
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About Leopold Gourmel Cognac
This cognac house has always relied on natural processes. From growing the grapes to picking, maturing, distilling, aging and bottling them, Gourmel cognac is free of any chemicals, pesticides or additives to enhance color in respect of nature and the final product. The philosophy of the company is to concentrate on quality not quantity, which means that one year the outcome may be higher than in others. This is further shown by the radical decision to produce only pure vintage cognacs, so there is no blending of different years in order to create VS, VSOP or XO cognacs for instance. To go with this authentic approach, the design of Gourmel is simple and modern.
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