40-50 year old cognac from 100% hand harvested Ugni Blanc. Navarre is an ancient house and the cognac comes to a natural 45% alcohol with no added water, simply through the humidity of the cellar oxidizing the barrels over a long, long period of time. Following distillation, the cognac is aged in oak barrels for 40 or 50 years. The humid environment of Domaine du Renclos (situated on a river bank) together with the mild, sunny autumns and cool breezes of the Cognac region, naturally reduce the cognac to 90 proof during its three to five decade-long beauty rest. Jacky Navarre – a fourth-generation cognac distiller, and one of the last remaining purists in the industry tends to the estate with a simple rule of nature doing most of the work. He lives, breathes, and makes these incredible potions. However only 60 bottles exist in the US.
AWS Notes: Intense nose of orchards in at the end of Autumn. On the palate- poached pears, bitter rind, dried apricots, grapes and raisins that compliment a spicy, oaky undertone. The finish, which is long, luxurious and hedonistic, has slightly earthy notes, along with hints of cinnamon, honey and oak.
” Deep fruit notes with sweet spice interwoven invite you in. Explosive mid palate and extremely long finish will change your mind about all other Cognac you have had in the past.”
From older stocks of Colombard, Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Pinot Noir. For Osocalis, the brandies of Colombard from California have fantastic finesse and show the true potential of California Alambic brandies. However unlike the precocious Pinot Noir, Colombard takes decades to show its full potential. Thus, their XO is blended from brandies that have been in barrel for decades. While by old world standards their stocks are still young, the XO shows the rich development of Rancio with hints of orange peel, dried apricots, walnuts, cacao and a rich leatheriness.
Spicy apple-pear custard tart and mineral oil aromas. A soft, silky entry leads to a dryish medium body of apple buttered toasted bread, dried pear, and peppery spice flavors. Finishes with a old nut, bruised apple, and mineral fade.
Pisco Capel is an all natural grape spirit produced in northern Chile. It is a blend of 30% Muscat grapes and 70% Pedro Jimenez and Torontel grapes, then aged in wooden casks for four to six months. It is slowly distilled with the crystal-clear water from the high Andes Mountains, resulting in a transparent spirit with delicate bouquet.