Powerful, intense, distinctly virile, with notes of candied orchard fruits, heady spices and a rich ‘rancio’.
Extremely spicy notes of Kampot pepper, with rich undertones of almonds and nutmeg. Dense, supple tannins. Cognac to sip slowly, such is its power.
A huge, muscular cognac. This is the most powerful of the eight expressions, both on nose and palate.
An extremely Limited Edition, only 48 bottles of 70 Year Old will be put on the market in 2016.
For maximum enjoyment, drink this cognac neat and allow the cognac to breathe for several minutes and open up fully by gently swirling the glass. Cigar lovers will find this an ideal companion to their favourite smoke.
Cognac in medieval times was a fortified town, regularly besieged, making the streets dangerous in time of war. This lead the inhabitants to build a network of
underground passages cut through the solid limestone, allowing safe movement around the town.
Most of these passages are now walled up, but an extensive section runs below the Old House, accessible via the cellar and a magnificent stone arch, subject of this photograph by Julia Hasse:
I felt a sense of magic down here, transported back to the time when people would pass under this beautifully sculpted arch, into the bustling underground passages.
- Julia Hasse