Paul Beau VS Grande Champagne Cognac
Paul Beau // Grande Champagne, France
The Paul Beau label represents one of Cognac's first growers to bottle brandy under their own name in 1895. Not that they were a young producer then, their 200 acres of prime land in the Grand Champagne have been cultivated by their family for long before that. The style here emphasizes elegance, and is achieved by removing the fine lees (expired yeast cells left over from fermentation) before distillation in their red copper still.
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
"This is a great value for a young cognac. Instead of heavy oak and caramel tones, this brandy has light, summer honey and floral aromatics. The palate is clean, and belies a pleasant, creamy character. Delicious on its own in a refreshing way, but this is also priced fairly for outrageous Sidecar and Sazerac cocktails."