Augier Le Singulier Cognac
Augier // Grande Champagne, France
Augier is believed to be the very first cognac producer, with records dating back to 1643. Having experienced the typical ebbs and flows of the cognac business through the years, the brand was recently revamped by Pernod Ricard, with particular emphasis on terroir and single varieties of its grapes. Le Singulier celebrates the now rare folle blanche grown in Grande Champagne. The distillate undergoes a natural lees distillation, and is non-chill filtered with no added ingredients. There is no age statement or designation, though its youngest eaux-de-vie is 4 years old.
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
"And now for something completely different! This brandy bursts with grapey flavors and minimal oak influence. Soft tones of vanilla, toasted caramel, and marmalade round it out with just a punctuation of oakiness. The finish is slightly hot, but the juicy flavors allow it to linger on the tongue. This is a very food-friendly style that would be great with cheese or even some roasted fowl. "