Dobbé 10 Year Petite Champagne
Dobbé // Petite Champagne, France
The Dobbé family has been producing cognac for eight generations, going back to around 1787. The family estate covers 35 hectares, two-thirds of which are in Petite Champagne, with the remainder in Fins Bois. The Petite Champagne expression is bottled exclusively from that region and aged 10 years in Limousin oak.
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 Limousin oak
"The Dobbé 10 Year Petite Champagne expression comes across as very restrained, with no single flavor note jutting out beyond the rest. It's notably woody, with tannins nicely balancing the sweeter vanilla notes of the oak. At ten years of age only hint of fruit is poking through, complemented by a light touch of honey that makes it very enjoyable to sip."