Lhéraud Cuvée 10 Cognac
Cognac Lhéraud // Petite Champagne, France
Lhéraud's age-designated cognacs are in fact "vintage" cognacs in disguise. Each cuvee is a blend of barrels from a single year, favoring character and transparency over the consistency afforded by blending multiple vintages. The estate's younger bottlings comprise spirit that has spent the first few years of its life in new oak before being transferred to older barrels to complete its maturation.
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
"Hints of green cardamom and tulip bulb lend a freshness and angularity to an otherwise fruit-driven aromatic profile, dominated by sweet dried apple and nutmeg. Appealingly sweet, the palate picks up the apple note and adds a little allspice and saffron to the finish. Lots of pretty flavors, but the texture is a little angular and the finish, while persistent, is not particularly dynamic. "