Growth area & soil: Blend
Planat 10 Years Organic Cognac: Spicy and vibrant
As the name suggests, this is a purely organic Cognac containing eau-de-vie aged for a minimum of 10 years. This is the epitome of a Cognac for the world in which we live today, boasting a refined tasting experience created by an ethical producer with an environmentally-friendly social conscience . From the vineyard to the bottle, this complex blend takes the taster on a roller-coaster ride of aromatic and sensory pleasure. To create such a masterpiece without the use of fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides, additives, or preservatives is the result of true skill and passion, the reason that the cellar master only selects components that go above and beyond in their aging potential.
The result, we have to say, is quite astonishing, opening with an elegance that’s often only associated with Cognacs aged far beyond that of a single decade. Both the nose and palate benefit from incredible complexity, yet there’s an underlying strength of character that gives it that extra-special edge that’ll keep you sipping, savoring, and discovering further subtle nuances.
Planat Cognac was born in 1828—the creation of Abel Planat, a winegrower of enormous skill whose products quickly came to be well-thought of by industry professionals. Over the decades the house has constantly evolved, enjoying a dynamic approach seldom seen in an a field where tradition is revered over everything else.
However, Planat Cognac has successfully combined both tradition and progression—indeed it was the first producer in the region to embrace the concept of organic Cognac production. This shows a commitment not only to bringing great eau-de-vie to market, but to do so in harmony with Mother Nature.
All of Planat’s Cognacs are known for their aromatic complexity, and this 10 year organic version is certainly a wonderful example of this.
Presentation of the Bottle
Beautifully presented in a contemporary bottle with wide-corked neck, this, combined with the simple labeling, effectively represents the clean lines and fuss-free beauty that’s demanded by today’s discerning drinker.
How to enjoy
It’s a wonderfully diverse Cognac: Old enough to be relished in the traditional manner (digestif, aperitif), yet presents the perfect opportunity to be adventurous. Try over ice, with a dash of spring water, or in a Sidecar or Sazerac cocktail.