Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Painturaud Frères XO Grande Champagne Cognac
The intense XO-quality Grande Champagne Cognac is a true delight from the artisan house Maison Painturaud Frères. Matured for over 25 years, well above the legal minimum required for a Cognac of this provenance, it carries all the style and elegance you expect of a well-aged Premier Cru expression. From the moment you set eyes on the Painturaud Frères XO Grande Champagne Cognac, you are sure to be enchanted, drawn by a nose that boasts tempting exotic fruits, and a powerful palate that continues to evolve right through to its exceedingly long and satisfying crescendo. A simple, yet complex release, full of character.
Maison Paintraud Frères really came to life in 1934, following the great phylloxera crisis, when Guy Painuraud began marketing his own Cognacs and Pineaux des Charentes under the family name. Since 2010, the son of Guy Painturaud (Jaques) has passed the baton on to his own sons. Today, the quartet Jean-Phillipe, Vincent, Matthieu and Emmanuel represent the 4th generation of family tradition and Cognac expertise. The brand embodies everything that is great about the prestigious Grande Champagne terroir, and you can expect nothing less than a careful curation of top-of-the-range, quality Cognac products.
Presentation of the Bottle
The decanter-style bottle with its classic label makes for an eye-catching talking point at the end of a meal or any special occasion. With its heavy glass base, gently curved profile and oversized gold stopper, this bottle is a delight to hold and pour from. Best of all, for a Cognac of this quality, you'll be pleasantly surprised at its low price tag - making it an easy choice to add to your collection.
How to Enjoy Painturaud Frères XO Grande Champagne Cognac
Perfect for rounding off a substantial meal to perfection, we think this is a great bottle to enjoy with friends and family. Pour into tulip glasses and wait a few moments to allow the aromas to fully open up before taking a sip.
Wonderful color, this is a separate advantage of this cognac. Pleasant, not excessive, sweetness in smell and taste, it prevails and probably not everyone will like it. Alcohol does not interfere with enjoying the taste. The aftertaste is shorter than expected, you have to adjust it with an additional...
Bold but smooth
This I like very smooth color is great as well as the finish, the taste is balanced but with a punch which I like in an XO. For this house not to make an XO a couple of generation back this is very carefully blended with an aged punch for lack of a better term I like! I think I will get a bottle.
About Painturaud Freres
Located near Segonzac, in the very heart of Premier Cru Grande Champagne country, Painturaud Frères Cognac has a history that can be traced back to the end of the 1800s. With 40 hectares of vines planted over rolling hillsides, the main crop is composed of the Ugni Blanc grape, with a smattering of Colombard and Montils. They also grow a small amount of red grapes – Merlot and Cabernet Franc – for production of red Pineaux des Charentes.
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