Augier L'Océanique Cognac
Cognac Augier // Bois Ordinares, France
Non age statement Augier Cognacs featuring a single growth and single grape have been introduced as a reboot from this estate, which has been producing eaux-de-vie since 1643. L'Océanique has the distinction of comprising a distillate made from grapes grown near the Atlantic Ocean on the Island of Oléron, which is technically in the Bois Ordinaires growing region of Cognac. A rare and truly coastal expression that benefits from maritime influences, it features only ugni blanc. It spends some time on fine lees and is distilled once before aging in French oak.
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 TypeFrench oak
"And now for something completely different - salted caramel cognac! Well, at least it tastes of that, as well as dark raisins, a hint of tobacco smoke and milk chocolate. Tart apples come through after a couple of sips, ending in a malty finish that could both fool and delight whisky lovers. "