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The Society's Cognac VSOP
Brandy from France
Most Cognac is made by larger houses. A ‘grower’ Cognac is relatively rare, but that’s what we have here from the independent family-owned Château d'Orignac, whose own vineyards, winery and stills combine to produce this exclusive blend for us. Far older than the required four years, it’s a VSOP of great elegance with lingering notes of fruitcake, cedar, beeswax and pecans.
Price: £29.00 Bottle
Price: £174.00 Case of 6
- 40% Alcohol
- Stopper cork, ie sherry
Chateau d'Orignac has been owned by the Meyer family for several generations. The 20-hectare vineyard is located in the heart of the Cognac appellation on gently rolling limestone slopes near the Gironde estuary, 50km south of Cognac in the Fins Bois appellation.
Owner Yvan Meyer is technical director for the famous Sichel Family of Bordeaux négociants and growers, but in his spare time he comes back to his beautiful family home at Château d'Orignac to make superb Cognac and Pineau des Charentes.
His vineyards, which share the estate with arable fields and a small herd of Limousin cattle, are planted with ugni blanc, colombard, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, the first two varieties for Cognac, the latter pair for his sublime Pineau des Charentes. Both are made to Yvan's exacting standards, for example ageing in 360-litre casks for longer than their respective appellation rules require, and with a great deal of pride.
The Mail on Sunday
Mellow Cognac withsubtle fruit notes - this year's top pick for best value.
The Daily Telegraph
<span style='font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB;...<span style='font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'><font color="#000000">A bargain and a greatplace to start with cognac, this is soft and gentle with youthful, fragrantfruit and spice.</font> - </span>