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.”
Aspect: Deep, golden copper.
Nose: Orchard fruits : Crystallised plums and apples. Roasted notes : Mocha coffee, toasted almonds, vetiver. Rich spice aromas : Cinnamon, orange tree flower, honey and beeswax.
Mouthfeel: Well-rounded mellowness.Sustained finish with fruit and spice notes.
The preponderance of Borderies eaux-de-vie gives Martell Cordon Bleu an elegant, mellow and complex character.
If you prefer robust, elegant and complex Cognac, you’ve found your spirit muse. Aromas of nuts, spice and beeswax transition into an overwhelming palate of dried fruits, roasted coffee, chocolate and candied orange peel to create a Cognac of truly grand character and purity. With three generations of Cognac production behind this bottle, you just can’t argue with the greatness of family tradition!
Awards: Médaille d’argent (Silver Medal), 1st prize of the gastronomic press in 2008 in Segonzac, Saveur d’Argent (Silver Flavour) Poitou-Charentes 2008, chosen by the 2010 Hachette guide, Saveur d’Argent (Silver Flavour) Poitou-Charentes 2010 Ideal, you can enjoy it in a large balloon or tulip glass, or after coffee in your still-warm cup.
“Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal is a special cognac in a class all its own. It was created in honor of the year that the royal recognition of excellence was given to Remy Martin by the King of France. Blended and aged according to the expert craftsmanship that so pleased the royal palate, Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal embodies the finest traditions of cognac making. A cognac that uniquely honors one of the highest marks of recognition, 1738 Accord Royal is a cognac of exquisite, robust and rich taste.”
1840 cognac offers ripe, juicy grapes to the nose, accented with meadow flowers, notes of acacia tree blossom and a bracing hint of cedar.
On the palate, it’s warm with fruit notes yet still very clean. The finish shows lots of honey and spice.
Finalist -“Excellent, Highly Recommended” – 94 points, Ultimate Spirit Challenge 2012