Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac
Cognac — Grande Champagne, France
Reviewed November 28, 2020 (edited October 19, 2021)
A medium orange-y yellow… marigold? Bright and fresh on the nose – quite floral. Honeysuckle. Melon. Rosewater. Clementine. Pear. A tickle of proof-spice, and pleasant weight in the glass with modest legs. Opens the palate with sweetness. Simple syrup transitions quickly to marshmallow, then finds its footing with marzipan, golden raisin, poached pears, light orange blossom honey, and finally just a hint of that classic cognac drying oak. Barrel influence is minor at most. The somewhat thick mouthfeel disperses quickly, and I’d assume is largely from the dosage. The aspartame and allspice finish is enjoyable and lingers nicely despite the negligible oak influence. Overall, a simple but approachable pour that seems to punch above it’s weight. Not going to win any awards for complexity, it opens the door to an enjoyable “flagship” cognac experience at a much lower price point than the major producers.
48.0 USD per Bottle