Developing the classic charentais ‘rancio’, with notes of walnut, fresh hazelnut, mushroom-covered
forest-floor, leather, Virginia tobacco and nutmeg. Somewhat spicy.
The opening is well-balanced, elegant and clean, leading into a long finish of subtle tannins with hints of ‘rancio’.
Pleasing harmony of nose and palate. Delicate flavours in a cognac marrying complexity with finesse.
Most people will prefer to drink it neat, but a drop of spring water will help open up the nose and flavours.
Built long before the infamous ‘Window Tax’ was introduced in France in 1798, the
House has a generous number of exquisite leaded windows, making it a bright and comfortable residence.
With their subtly coloured glasses, they allow ample light to enter while providing complete privacy from outside. The fascinating geometry of these works of art is the subject of this photograph by Julia Hasse :
In the House on a crisp, sunny winter morning, I caught the magnificent light shining through the stained glass windows. It brought
the glass to life, revealing every subtle detail and nuance of colour.
- Julia Hasse