Pierre Ferrand Reserve Cognac 20 year old
Long ago, in the 19th century, Cognac producers such as Elie Ferrand (8th generation) used a variety of casks to create a fascinating range of taste and complexity. Reviving this forgotten tradition, Ferrand Réserve is first aged in classic Cognac barrels and further matured in Banyuls barrels. This ancient technique creates a one-of-a-kind cognac that highlights the myriad nuances of the legendary “Rancio Charentais” with aromas of nuts, prune, and spice. Complex and meditative, it is the perfect sipping Cognac.
Aromas point to honey, vanilla, Sherry and nectarines. It warms as it goes down, with plenty of spice and dried fruit, and evolves on the palate from light (honey) to dark (dried orange peel, caramel, clove) in an intriguing way. Sip and ponder, perhaps with a few squares of dark chocolate.