La Pouyade - La Fontaine de La Pouyade Grande Cognac Premier Cru - 700ml
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This is arguably the rarest and finest cognac you can buy. La Pouyade is a blend of a number of cognacs produced by the same aristocratic estate the oldest of which dates to the early 1860s. Its awe inspiring- Abe Lincoln was still alive when part of this cognac was distilled. It is super delicate with no raw alcohol bursting through. You can not just sip this you ust take one drop at a time to revel in the symphony of characters flavours and aromatics. Absolute perfection and indescribably excellent. When Henri de Navarre visited the Charente region in 1592 he was offered according to the oral tradition a bottle of Eau-de-Vie de Charente by Vincent Bouyer. During the past four centuries La Fontaine de la Pouyade was exclusively and is still today reserved for the members and privileged connaisseurs and friends. An ultimate art is transmitted from generation to generation. Only one quality exists: the very best at the top of the niche of the great cognacs. La Fontaine de la Pouyade is coming exclusively from the heart of the limited Cognac Region:La Grande Champagne legally classified Premier Cru. When creating every step of the process is meticulously controlled. All grapes used in the creation of La Fontaine de La Pouyade come exclusively from the chalky hills of the limited area of the Grande Champagne Premier Cru where the sun rays are the most intense. It provides a lesser yield per hectare than other commonly used growths but it brings the finest bouquet with the longest finish after a longer ageing process. The distillation year after year during the winter is performed and supervised by each descendant according to a secret ancient distillation process which will later give when tasting this large and harmonic palette of spicy perfumes fruits and flowers like the violet so specific to the Grande Champagne. Before the spring the Cognac will start ageing in forgetting the time under the care of several generations of vine-growers-cellarsmasters in Oak barrels produced with the heart of very old oak trees. The long history of La Fontaine de La Pouyade combined with careful development retention and treasures of experiences some of them dating back to the French Revolution allows each Bouyer-Dubosquet to bring his best selection of the best cognacs in order to give birth this rare and exceptional quality having reached its peak of refinement and passion.