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Renault Carte Noire Extra Old Cognac
Renault Carte Noire Extra Old is an iconic Cognac, created in 1876. This means that it is one of the oldest recipes still in use today. And it's blended in the same way as it was hundreds of years ago. Made up of eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, and Fins Bois regions, it's carefully blended to showcase the best of what each of these terroirs has to offer. For instance, the Fine Champagne eaux-de-vie provides the roundness, smoothness, and length that you'd expect from the premier regions, whereas the eaux-de-vie of the Fins Bois brings fruitiness, floral tones, and a touch of spice. Renault Carte Noire Extra Old remains, thanks to the long-lasting impression of its ancient recipe - a reference point for quality amongst Cognac connoisseurs worldwide.
The Renault Cognac story dates all the way back to 1835 when Jean Antonin Renault, a 25-year-old Charentais businessman created the brand in the town of Cognac. He appreciated great quality Cognac and was the first to ship his Cognac in glass bottles to guarantee that it kept its delicate flavor and original taste. As a great voyager, he sold Cognac on his travels to Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Iceland, the Americas and Asia. Today the Renault Cognac is under new ownership and produces both Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne Cognacs.
Presentation of the bottle
Dressed in a contemporary, sleek decanter Carte Noire Extra Old Cognac is the perfect expression to put on display for all to see. Its smooth lines and soft curves allow the form of the decanter to stand out with elegance. Meanwhile, its bright amber color with golden glimmers steals the show in contrast to the bottle’s simple label design and typography. A beautifully presented Cognac and a true treat to add to any drinks cabinet - the ideal gift for a Cognac enthusiast.
How to enjoy
Characterized by complex aromatic complexity, this Extra Old Cognac should be sipped and savoured neat at room temperature. To alter the experience slightly, add one or two ice cubes to the bottom of the glass. Immerse yourself in the experience as the patchwork of flavors evolve and develop with each sip. Finish off the tasting with a fine cigar of your choice.
Silver Medal - The Cognac Masters 2018
Silver Medal - IWSC 2016
Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016
About Renault Cognac
The house of Renault Cognac (sometimes referred to as Renault & Co Cognac) has a history that can be traced back to 1835. The house was founded by one Jean-Antonin Renault at the tender age of 25. Mr Renault came from a long line of Charentais merchants, and living in the centre of the town of Cognac it made sense that he moved into the production of eaux-de-vie.
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