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Pierre Ferrand

Pierre Ferrand
Reserve Double Cask Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 42.3%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$79.99
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Pierre Ferrand
Reserve Double Cask Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 42.3%
Golden amber color. Aromas of roasted agave, caramelized pineapple, luxury cigarette, fresh organic pear, roasted pine nuts, coriander, and mustard with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, very complex, very long sweety drop peppers, fine english toffee, and star fruit finish. A sophisticated and finesseful cognac that will delight connoisseurs.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Candied, Rich, Spicy & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: roasted agave, caramelized pineapple, luxury cigarette, fresh organic pear, roasted pine nuts, coriander, and mustard
Taste Flavor: sweety drop peppers, fine english toffee, and star fruit
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sophisticated and finesseful cognac that will delight connoisseurs.

The Producer or Importer

Cognac Ferrand USA

The Producer or  Importer
44 Woodstone Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
USA
1 978-771-9234

Their Portfolio

96 Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac 42.3% (France) $79.99.
93 Plantation 20th Anniversary Extra Old Aged Rum 40% (Barbados) $49.99.
91 Plantation 5 Year Old Rum 40% (Barbados) $21.99.
89 Plantation 3 Stars Silver Rum 41.2% (Caribbean Islands) $19.99.
92 Plantation Original Dark Rum 40% (Trinidad) $17.99.

Luxury Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
A luxury Cognac is one that has been barrel aged for a long period of time and is deemed by its producer as a special blend that stands out from their other products. Some are labeled as X.O., but most are not and use proprietary names, age statements, or the term "Extra". All of the components of the blend have been aged much longer than the minimum six years required for an X.O. designation, while some can be aged 20, 30, 50 or over 100 years.

Many Luxury Cognacs are from the Grande Champagne district, an area that produces some of the longest aged Cognacs of all. Quality-wise, these are sublime Cognacs with perfumes of dried apricot, hazelnuts, figs and vanilla; full-bodied, they are remarkable elegant with great complexity and have a finish of extreme length. They are often packaged in a specially designed crystal bottles and/or wooden cases, to emphasize their prestige. They should be reserved for the finest moments, sipped and enjoyed neat in a snifter with or without a cigar.