Cognac du Peyrat Organic Selection
Cognac du Peyrat // Fins Bois, France
The family behind the Distillerie du Peyrat has been distilling in the region for over three hundred years, but only in the last several decades have they produced their own single distillery brand. They produce 100% organic cognac, and focus on the terroir of their Fins Bois region, as well as its proximity to Grand Champagne. The Organic Selection is a blend of young eaux de vie with no age statement provided.
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 and used Limousin oak
"The nose offers hints of a sugary, rich rum, along with a minty and medicinal side, sharp pepper, and spice. The palate offers a supple texture, with vanilla, raisins, oak, and honey all on one hand, and a more astringent character on the other. Molasses and cola lead on a relatively quick finish, also offering vegetal notes. Clearly a young cognac, but still complex."