No age statement
Category: X.O. & Hors d'âge Cognacs
Product of: France
Made from hand-picked grapes grown on the family-owned estate in Grande Champagne. Estate distilled, aged and bottled, the cognacs in the Vieille Reserve blend are all over 30 years old and the average age is 40 or 50 years. No water is added the 45% bottling strength is natural cask strength.
Sampled on 19/05/2013
Clear, golden amber.
Pungent dried fruit – apricots and raisins with some banana and prune. Spicy oak gives structure.
Full-bodied and luxurious. Rich dried apricot, raisins and honeyed stewed fruit sit on a complex bed of dry lightly tannic oak and cinnamon spice.
Earthy cinnamon spiced oak and toasted raisins. Floral notes are very subdued.
Closure: Natural cork stopper