Cognac Normandin-Mercier VSOP Petite Champagne
Cognac Normandin-Mercier // Petite Champagne, France
Cognac Normandin-Mercier has been blending and aging cognac stretching back five generations to 1872. They buy young cognac from the Petite and Grand Champagne regions, consisting 90% of the ugni blanc grape, and 10% of colombard and folle blanche. The VSOP Petite Champagne has been aged for a minimum of seven years.
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
"The nose offers a combination of honeyed sweetness with floral notes, along with vanilla sweetness with toffee. A somewhat oily palate begins with honey and showcases straw, and a touch of black pepper and spice, along with a mix of stone and orchard fruits. A moderate length, rich finish showcases butterscotch and clover honey. "