Guillon Painturaud Hors d'Age Cognac
Guillon-Painturaud // Grande Champagne, France
Guillon-Painturaud was established in 1610 and is a family-owned and operated grower/producer. Only ugni blanc grapes are grown on their estate which is located in the Grand Champagne region in Cognac. Line Guillon-Painturaud is one of the few female master distillers in cognac. After harvest, the grapes are pressed, fermented, and twice-distilled on the lees. Aged for the first six months in new, Tronçais French oak and then transferred to Limousin oak. Their Hors d'Age bottling is an average of 30 years maturation. Un-chillfiltered, there is no coloring, additives, or boise added.
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 Typenew Tronçais oak and Limousin oak
"The aromatics are borderline hypnotic. Ever evolving notes of sandalwood, leather, dried figs, and orange rind begin your journey before anise, dried flowers, and vanilla show up. The palate is deep and complex with more figs, sweet potatoes, and baking spices. Tobacco, dried herbs, and a seemingly never ending array of flavors seem to be discovered with each additional sip. Elegant and precisely balanced, this is an absolutely beautiful cognac with which to spend your evening."