The estate of Cognac Pierre Ferrand is located directly in the ‘golden triangle’ of the Grande Champagne region of Cognac and is owned and run by Alexandre Gabriel. Specializing in old and very old cognacs, Pierre Ferrand is only bottled and shipped to order. They have also developed some unique production techniques of their own that are used in the aging and distillation process and have introduced innovative ways of collaborating with smaller scale producers. Both the vineyards and company headquarters are located in the 18th century Château de Bonbonnet at Ars, just 10 kms from the town center of Cognac itself.
The producer reviews 1840 *** Cognac as a "cognac that offers ripe, juicy grapes to the nose, accented with meadow flowers, notes of acacia tree blossom and a bracing hint of cedar. On the palate, it's warm with fruit notes yet still very clean. The finish shows lots of honey and spice."
No tasting note on Pierre Ferrand 1914 Vintage Millésime from our side, but here is a review by Filbert & Gaillard: "Nice bronze colour, nose conists of dark fruits, remarkable freshness and finally a strong, solid rancio. In the mouth: Exceptional explosion of a wide range of fruit, fresh."
Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud:
On the eye:intense bright gold with copper highlights.
On the nose: floral, fine spices
On the palate: frank attack, powerful, elegant and balanced with a rich and varied range of aromas with notes of tobacco.
Eye: Warm mahogany with copper highlights
Nose: Wild flowers, hawthorn, old port, cigar box
Palate: A complex harmony of flavors, hints of vanilla, walnuts, haselnuts, dried fruits, dried flowers, subtle port, and rancio.
Deliciously long and satisfying finish.
Tesseron tasting notes: "Very alluring and expressive, presenting a sensation of fruit compote layered with hints of honey and leather, all lifted by floral tones - very elegant. On the palate one enjoys a generous initial hit, presenting a wonderful, spicy vitality complementing a harmonious,...