Cognac Paul Giraud Napoleon
Paul Giraud // Grande Champagne, France
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.
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
"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."