Rastignac Cognac is made in the glorious setting of the Chateau des Plassons, in the Bons Bois terroir of Cognac. Run by two brothers, David and Julien Pannaud, not only does this cognac house sell its produce under the label of Rastignac Cognac, but also that of the name of the chateau, Cognac Chateau des Plassons. With wine making in their blood, it comes as no surprise that these brothers felt compelled to leave their regular jobs in Paris and return to work in an industry that their father and grandfather before them loved. The Pannaud brother’s story began in 2008, when they made the life changing decision to buy into this beautiful old chateau, and make the creation of cognac their life ambition.
Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud:
On the eye: liquid gold to reflect bronze. On the nose: nose tender, contemplative, quiet, dried fruit, cinnamon, floral air. On the palate: fine and spicy, lots of fruit and especially grapes. It summarizes the main characteristics of the spirits of Grande...
Tasting review by ABK6:
Old gold mahogany in colour
The nose displays a great aromatic richness with notes of wood, spice, liquorice, orange peel, and dried figs.
Exceptional and well balanced aromatic strength with a combination of hazelnut, walnut, cedar wood, then candied fruits....
Eye: Dark amber
Nose: Fruits, toasted brown sugar, cacao nibs.
Palate: Oak-y elements take shape on the palate, with a touch of fresh violet, petal and strawberry. Finish has notes of rounded orange, old oak and worn leather. Subtle notes of cigar, fruits and crème brûlée - some...
Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac:
Eye: A wonderful deep color with golden reflections and flashes of brightness
Nose: Notes of leather and spices, curry, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, pastry, candied fruit
Palate: caramelized notes, delicate rancio