Gauthier Tres Vieux Grande Champagne Cognac
Bernard Gauthier et Fils // Grande Champagne, France
Bernard Gauthier & Fils is a grower-producer cognac which means that this family house grows the grapes, makes the wine, and distills the eau-de-vie for the production of their cognac. This bottling contains eaux-de-vie which have been aged between 20-30 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 TypeLimousin oak
"The aroma is full of dried fruits mixed well with barrel spices, and though this isn't incredibly complex, it is satisfying. Golden dried fruits like raisins, apricots, and prunes stand out in particular and this follows suit on the taste. Dark honey comes in to tie everything together along with gentle barrel spices and there is a warmth that continues on the long finish which ends up on the bitter side."