Paul Giraud Vieille Reserve Decanter Cognac

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Tasting review

Eye: Bright golden amber.

Nose: Initial soft and sweet aromas of dried apricot, fresh peach and candied fruits evolve to introduce notes of honey and sweet spices such as vanilla and clove. As the Cognac is allowed to aerate, a hint of mandarin peel and elegant wooden notes develop.

Palate: A significantly smooth and rounded palate with pronounced notes of wine blossom, honey, peach, apricot, plum and a sumptuous undertone of vanilla spice and oak. The finish is remarkable, with notable rancio and of great length, showing the maturity of this spirit.

Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne


Paul Giraud Vieille Réserve

Paul Giraud Vieille Réserve is a deliciously sweet and smooth Cognac, produced from a combination of both Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes grown on the family’s vineyards in the heart of Grande Champagne. A high quality XO Cognac, aged for at least 25 years in traditional Limousin oak barrels, within Giraud’s humid family cellars, it boasts the classic rancio character that is typically found in older eaux-de-vie. What makes this Grande Champagne Cognac unique is the sweetness it has managed to maintain, despite its age. The Giraud estate believes in using only natural methods in its production, meaning there are no caramels or tannins added, yet the spirit still possesses the wonderful honey notes that mellow out the sharp stone fruits and balance the oaky aromas.

The Paul Giraud estate is renowned for its superior terroir eaux-de-vie and its dedication to traditional and organic methods of production. The House hand-picks the grapes, uses classic copper pot stills for distillation and natural farming techniques, so there are no chemicals or pesticides present in their eaux-de-vie, resulting in a pure and authentic flavor. The Giraud family has been growing their grapes since 1650 in the prestigious cru of Grande Champagne, however it was only in the 1980’s that they decided to produce Cognac under their own name after growing tired of seeing their fabulously well-aged eaux-de-vie become part of big brand name blends. This was a bold and uncommon move to make at the time, but it certainly paid off!


A stylish and abstract-shaped decanter with subtly dipped shoulders and a striking gold colour stopper. The decanter features a delicate drawing of the family estate above the brand name, all in gold, sitting beautifully against the warm amber colour of the Cognac.

The decanter comes presented in a traditional wooden box, marked with the brand and terroir name.

How to enjoy:

Take your time to savour this unique and complex Cognac. Enjoy neat in a classic balloon glass and allow to warm slightly in the hand before slowly sipping. This Cognac would also pair well with a chocolate dessert, such as a Black Forest or a fondant.


Gold Medal at the Vignerons Indendant 2016 exhibit

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About Paul Giraud

COGNAC PAUL GIRAUD & Fils is a family-owned estate located in Bouteville, a small village in the heart of Grande Champagne, the premier cru of Cognac. The estate has been passed down from father to son since 1635. Paul Jean Giraud, born in 1952, is the 10th generation to lead the domain. In 1975, Paul Jean and his father founded Cognac Paul Giraud, and the brand was established in 1976 with the beginning of bottling. For five years, Paul Jean developed his sales in France before beginning to export in 1980. Currently, their cognacs are distributed selectively in France, in fine grocery stores, wine shops, and restaurants, and are exported to more than 35 countries around the world. In continuation and transmission, Paul, son of Paul Jean (11th generation), works alongside his father. They share the same passion and have a common vision for the sustainability of their know-how.

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