Courvoisier 21 Year Cognac
Courvoisier // Grande Champagne, France
Though not unprecedented, it is unusual for a cognac to declare an age statement. Courvoisier was the first of the four major houses to release one which they did along with their 12 Year in the fall of 2010. Courvoisier uses only grapes from the Grande Champagne region for this bottling.
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 Tronçais oak
"The fruit here is more of the dried fruits like raisins, pear, and orange peel, but there is also leather and sticky, sweet tobacco here which helps to add dimension to the brandy. This continues on the palate with the finish sticking around for a while."