ABK6 Extra Cognac
ABK6 // Fins Bois, France
Though the name and packaging might seem ultra-modern, ABK6 is a cognac steeped in family tradition. The name is a play on the French pronunciation of the family's name - Abécassis. Their single estate cognacs are produced in the Fins Bois region, with nearly 500 acres of vineyards. The Extra is a blend of cognacs matured in Limousin oak spanning several decades, bottled in a fetching crystal decanter at cask strength.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeLimousin oak
"This medium-amber colored cognac gives off quite a whiff of incense at the beginning. However, the palate evens out, with rich flavors of toffee, vanilla, citrus peel, stewed stone fruits and dried figs. A touch of fresh honey keeps the pronounced woody nuances in check. The finish is somewhat drying in keeping with older cognac, but enough of it lingers on to beg for additional sips. "