Augier Le Sauvage Cognac
Augier // Petite Champagne , France
Augier was founded in 1643 by wine merchant Philippe Augier. The house went through several phases of ownership over the centuries since, and has now landed in the hands of Pernod Ricard. The brand now focuses on terroir-driven styles, with Le Sauvage showcasing ugni blanc grown in Petite Champagne. It is bottled non-chill filtered.
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 Typenew French oak
"This rich and dense cognac has a lot going on. The nose is all tropical fruits, but on the palate, citrus and stone fruit prevails. Both the pulp and peel of tangerine and grapefruit are present, with a bit of nectarine and plum mixed in. Sharp spices of clove and black pepper add to the woody elements of the mix, and bittersweet chocolate adds an earthy tone. The finish is somewhat drying, though the fresh fruit flavors manage to linger. "