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.”