Ragnaud-Sabourin Fontvieille No. 35 Grande Champagne Cognac
Maison Ragnaud-Sabourin // Grande Champagne, France
Maison Ragnaud-Sabourin is a family-owned cognac house and they only bottle cognacs from the Grande Champagne region. The Fontvieille is named for their oldest plantation of vineyards on the estate and the cognac is comprised from three grapes: 60% ugni blanc and 40% folle blanche and colombard. Though they have classified this as an XO, the number on the bottle (35) is the minimum age of the cognac.
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 barrel spices really come through on the aroma with the fruit being on the more rich and dark side and less fresh and bright. Dark honey is detected almost immediately on the tongue before the rush to the finish happens with a robust, spice-filled taste."