Lhéraud Cognac VS Petite Champagne
Cognac Lhéraud // Petite Champagne, France
This 100% ugni blanc cognac is distilled using an old-fashioned direct-fire still and aged in new Limousin oak for three years. Lhéraud Cognacs are all made from grapes grown on the family's own vineyards. All of the packaging is designed by Mme. Lhéraud herself, while her husband Guy handles marketing and export, and their son Laurent runs the stills.
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 and used Limousin oak
"Despite the freshness and impression of youth, this deviates from the fruit-driven profile one might expect and incorporates obvious wood tones. Unsmoked tobacco, raisin, and toffee dominate, with shades of burnt sugar coming out toward the end. The tannins are quite restrained for such an aggressively woody spirit and the overall sense of flavor balance is quite pleasant."