Grand Pommier XS VSOP Cognac
SINGLE ESTATE – SMALL BATCH COGNAC GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 1ER CRU
This 4th generation artisan Cognac distillery is nestled in the small village of Salles d’Angles, only a few miles from the town of Cognac. In the hands of present generation master distiller, PATRICK DROUET, 80 acres of vineyards situated in GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 1er Cru, the top growth area or «cru» of Cognac. Its prized vineyards yield elegant eaux de vie that receive long aging in French oak barrels to reach optimal maturity. Accomplished master distiller, Patrick Drouet, is a true “modern style old schooler” whose approach blends the best of traditional methods and new thinking. Between tending the vines, harvesting, vinification, distilling, aging, and bottling, taking place on the estate, Drouet is the essence of a SINGLE ESTATE Cognac. Produced in very small quantities and distilled with great precision and passion, Drouet Cognacs are pure, yet suave, and are benchmark examples of how stunning this spirit can be. Drouet is quickly establishing itself as one of Cognac’s top family owned estates, attested by its impressive accolades in recent years. This is a distillery, connoisseurs and novices alike will want to keep an eye on.
Real THOROUGHBRED with 100% of grapes used from estate parcels of GRANDE CHAMPAGNE 1er CRU, Cognac’s most prestigious growth area, yielding rich and intensely flavored grapes.
SINGLE ESTATE “DNA”: grapes estate grown and harvested, estate distilled in SMALL BATCHES (240l) by Patrick Drouet, estate bottled MOSTLY BY HAND.
5-10 years vs. the required minimum for VSOP of 5 years, contributing to the top-notch quality of this Cognac.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015, 94 POINTS
”EXCELLENT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
Difford’s Guide 2014, 4.5/5 STARS “EXCELLENT”
Beverage Tasting Institute 2014, 90 POINTS “EXCEPTIONAL” GOLD MEDAL
COLOR: Mahogany, with copper hues.
NOSE: Crisp apple, vanilla, brown spices and cinnamon.
PALATE: Gorgeous balance between freshness of fruit and sweet scented notes.
FINISH: Remarkably long finish with great balance between bright acidity and sweetness.
COMMENTS: Beautifully matured to perfection. Velvet. Drink it on the rocks as an aperitif or nightcap.
SPECS – Cigar in a Bottle, Grand Pommier XS VSOP Cognac
VOLUME: 375 ml STRENGTH: 42% abv (84 Proof)