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Ferrand

Ferrand
Sélection Des Anges Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$210

Ferrand
Sélection Des Anges Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.8%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of Demerara sugar and butterscotch, anise, apple pie, and pipe tobacco with a round, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, long finish imparting shades of dried red and black cherries, candied ginger, and leather and apricot. Complex and well aged with lots of savory sweet barrel character but nice flashes of young red fruit appear here and there as well.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: Demerara sugar and butterscotch, anise, apple pie, and pipe tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of dried red and black cherries, candied ginger, and leather and apricot
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex and well aged with lots of savory sweet barrel character but nice flashes of young red fruit appear here and there as well.

The Producer

Maison Ferrand

The Producer
500 Victory Rd Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02171
USA

Their Portfolio

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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 remarkably 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.