Guillon-Painturaud Renaissance Grande Champagne Cognac
Guillon-Painturaud // Grande Champagne, France
This bottling was produced by Guillon-Painturaud, a family-owned and operated cognac house in Grande Champagne. They grow ugni blanc grapes for the cognacs on their family farm which has been in the family since 1610. Their Renaissance Cognac is aged for forty years before bottling and sees no additives.
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
"The aromas are rich and intense. The first thing you are presented with is butter but that is quickly followed by rhubarb, ginger, caramel and magic marker (in a good way). There's just as much concentration on the palate with notes of nuts, roasted pear, cacao nibs, orange peel and dates. This cognac is fairly esoteric and very much a thinking person's cognac! "