Chilled Magazine - Volume 14 Issue 6

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COGNAC NORMANDIN-MERCIER

Since, 1872, five generations have contributed to the development of the prestigious Normandin-Mercier Cognacs. The family has built its fame by perfecting the art of blending and aging cognacs in an exceptional geographical site on their estate, the Domaine de La Peraudiere. Normandin Mercier cognacs are matured in the family chateau’s traditional cellars near the town of La Rochelle, the historic medieval port that made Cognac famous many centuries ago. The proximity of the ocean, the natural regulation of hygrometry and oceanic temperature all favor the aging of the cognacs, giving them fullness, elegance, and a unique character.

JEAN-LUC PASQUET L’ORGANIC 07 COGNAC

Dry white wine, high in acidity, distilled twice sur lies in a 20hl Charentais pot still according to the traditional methods of the region. The blend includes two, exclusively organic eaude-vie aged seven and eight years in Limosin oak barrels, 30% of which are new. Bottled on the property, Pasquet cognac is never chill filtered and consequently no sugars are added. Moderate aromas reveal scents of ripe apricot, dried fig, cedar-wood, and vanilla with a trace of dark chocolate lingering beneath. Very fresh and clean. A silky, soft palate entry delivers a supple, luscious mouth feel offering semi sweet flavors.

CAMUS COGNAC VSOP BORDERIES SINGLE ESTATE

Camus Borderies VSOP is a Single-Estate Cognac produced exclusively from CAMUS’ own magnificent vineyards in the very heart of the prestigious Borderies Appellation. Borderies is the oldest and smallest cru in the appellation, representing less than 5% of the cognac AOC. Thanks to its unique clay-limestone soil rich in flints, the Borderies Cru give origin to a very distinctive Single Estate VSOP, with deep floral notes. On the nose, notes of vanilla pods and orange zest, on a bed of soft spice and floral aromas.

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