Cognac Paul Giraud Napoleon

Cognac

Paul Giraud // Grande Champagne, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    5.0
    5 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

Traditional methods characterize the entire Paul Giraud line including hand-harvesting and the fact that vintages are never blended, ensuring that each vintage will be just a little bit different. Their Napoléon is aged for 15 years with 25% of the blend aged in new oak barrels.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Cognac
    Brandy 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 Type
    French oak

Tasting Notes

"Notes of peach, plum, and fresh-from-the-hive honey characterize the nose, which give way to notes of burnt vanilla-sugar and caramel on the tongue. A smooth, warm mouthfeel combines with gentle notes of allspice and clove to give an overall well-balanced delivery."

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