Cognac du Peyrat Rare Prestige
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 Rare Prestige consists of eaux de vie with a minimum age of 7 years, the first year spent in new Limousin oak before it is transferred to older, used barrels.
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 old Limousin oak
"Brown sugar emerges first on the nose along with tinges of a dark rum & Coke, which appears to be a house trait. There's also plum and red fruit, along with Luxardo cherry syrup. The palate is soft, with a rich sweetness emerging late, showing vanilla, prunes, dark red fruits, and walnuts. The finish lingers with sweetness and no burn, before shifting to oak and wood spice."