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Guy Pinard & Fils Carafe XO 1979 Cognac

Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Vintage year
1979
Brand
Guy Pinard Fils Cognac

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$ 550
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Tasting review

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Eye: Dense, deep amber

Nose: Fine and rich, with aromas of prunes, honey, and spices.

Palate: Silky and luxurious, with concentrated flavors of old wood and candied fruits. Exceptional length of finish.

Growth area & soil: Blend

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Description

Guy Pinard & Fils Carafe XO 1979 Cognac

The Guy Pinard & Fils Carafe XO 1979 Cognac is, as Guy Pinard has us believe, the oldest biological Cognac produced under the specifications known as the Méthode Lemaire-Boucher. This means it was crafted without chemical fertilizer, weedkillers, or synthetic pesticides. The European regulation for organic production was introduced in 1991, but this barrel of 1979 Cognac was kept by the house, who converted to organic production back in 1969. It truly is a unique Cognac.

Deep amber in color, with a complex yet rounded nose and palate it boasts unforgettable exceptionality. And of course, as one would expect of such an old Cognac, the finish brings with it new depths of length and a tasting experience. With a final that leaves nothing to be desired, it delights both a unique and memorable journey. Produced by a Cognac house that dates back to the 17th century, the quality of each Guy Pinard is undeniable. Proving that tastefully, the XO 1979 Cognac is exquisite evidence of both the impressive history and expertise that this house boasts.

Presentation of the bottle

Housed in a short, simple decanter this Cognac represents its history and brilliance with a bold, yet understated display. Offering the opportunity for its deep amber to catch the eye, the traditional gold serif type conveys the contents with sophisticated simplicity. A striking gold top ensures elegance is displayed down to the final detail. An excellent display for a Cognac cabinet, or to be exchanged as a remarkable gift.

How to enjoy

Guy Pinard recommends drinking this delight neat (of course), at a temperature of around 25 °C. To ensure, the highest quality tasteing experience enjoy from a tulip glass. 

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About Guy Pinard Fils Cognac

The Guy Pinard Familly is a pioneer of organic winery in France and is the first organic Cognac producer. Pinard's property is situated in the little village of Foussignac, in the heart of the “Fins Bois de Jarnac” a small sub-region which has been renowned for its elegant and floral Cognacs for hundreds of years. This specific “terroir”, together with the organic methods and the Pinard family know-how leads to authentic Cognacs.

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