Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Guillon-Painturaud Vieille Reserve Cognac is a mature Grande Champagne cognac that is described by its maker as 'an elegant fruit bomb'. The house of Guillon-Painturaud are known for their single estate creations, and every eaux-de-vie used is from a single (undeclared) vintage year - each aged for at least 20 years before bottling.
A delicate cognac - somewhat feminine with its lightness, with ripe raisin and fig flavors. This is an extremely good value cognac for one of such an age.
About Guillon Painturaud Cognac
The Cognac house of Guillon-Painturaud has a history that can be traced back to the early seventeenth century, and covers 18 hectares of prime Premier Cru terrain. A traditionally run, artisan producer, the house produces a range of cognacs that are both affordable and will appeal to all levels of cognac drinker. They grow solely the Ugni Blanc grape, which they use to create their Cognacs and Pineau des Charentes. All of the process of Cognac production is carried out at the family farm, from the tending of the land and growing the fruits, through the distillation, aging, blending and bottling.
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