Located in Verrieres, in the heart of the rolling limestone terroirs of Grande Champagne, a Cognac Premier Cru, the family Voyer based in Grande Champagne, known as the Premier Cru of Cognac, has harvested grapes, distilled wine and aged eaux de vie in oak barrels for five generations. Produced from a blend of cognacs, this lot #26 is composed of cognacs distilled from 1976 to 2006 at the domain.
Profile: Exotic (passion fruit) to the nose, this assemblage reveals a silky and well balanced mouth delighted by dried fruits (hazelnut), spices (ginger) and herbs (bay).
Nose: Full-bodied, rich. The very exotic (mango, passion fruit) first nose is also covered in a fine layer of beeswax, candied apricot and cinnamon. Allowed to breathe, it develops autumnal notes of nuts (walnut,
chestnut) and strong spices (ginger, clove). In the background, we catch a glimpse of beautiful ripe grape and raisin aromas. Altogether it shows huge depth.
Palate: Well-balanced, complex. The superbly syrupy (roasted pineapple, quince), honeyed (lime blossom) and herbaceous (wicker, bay leaf, lucerne) attack reveals a resplendent freshness. On the mid-palate, the same exotic fruits from the nose arrive in force. Gradually, peach, Mirabelle plum and apple join this fruity symphony. The end of the palate is preciously woody and spicy (oak, pepper).
Finish: Long, silky. At the start of the finish, notes of pipe tobacco, pink peppercorn and coriander rival each other in intensity. Little by little, liquorice stick and zan liquorice sweets mouth-wateringly flood the
taste buds. On the retro-nasal olfaction, emery cloth and Russian leather come together wonderfully to bring the mouthfeel a heady and creamy dimension. The empty glass reveals aromas of earth dampened
by a summer storm and vine flower.