Aged: No age statement
Product of: France
Launched at a dinner held at London’s Harrods' wine and spirit department on 8th September 2009, this cognac is the result of four years of development and marks the retirement of Courvoisier's fifth Master Blender, Jean-Marc Olivier. After the launch of this cognac and 22 years as Master Blender he handed over to his successor Patrice Pinet, a long-time member of the firm's seven strong Blending Committee. It was this committee that worked to identify and select suitable casks for L'Essence de Courvoisier. These selections were made with a view to both quality and there being sufficient stocks to be able to offer this blend for decades to come rather than it being a limited edition.
Review and Tasting
Sampled before 1st May 2011
Aromas of sandalwood and cigar tobacco are joined by amaretto-like notes with toffee, marzipan and fresh honey.
The full-bodied, wonderfully rounded palate is surprisingly fruity (dried plum and apricot) with subtle spicy liquorice.
The finish is warm and clean with just enough oak.