The average age of the cognacs in this extraordinary Grande Champagne assemblage is at least 70 years, the oldest dating to 1872 when the Normandin-Mercier house was first founded. What little remains of this original stock continues to age in very old oak, undisturbed. The combination is a truly outstanding cognac with profound aromas and a subtle, soft “rancio” in its perfectly balanced rich, long taste of incomparable smoothness. Its 40% alcoholic strength is achieved entirely naturally, with no requirement for dilution. The simplest of labels understates the quality of this cognac.
Normandin-Mercier Cognac Tres Vieille 100yrs+ (1880-1914) Grand Champagne 40% 700ml Grande Champagne
- SKU : NMTV
- Brand/Distillery : Normandin-Mercier
- Country of Origin : France
- Vintage : 1914 Vintage, Aged 100 years
- ABV : 40%
- Volume : 700ml
The site of the property, close to La Rochelle, is the result of a strategic choice in the 19th century. At this time, the city of La Rochelle was the major export harbour for Cognac, both located on the coast and on the rail network. This exceptional site offers the perfect ageing for Cognac with a very natural regulation of hygrometry and temperature. In these cellars, there are only cognacs from Grande and Petite Champagne. Normandin Mercier belongs to the few best family cognac houses. Its originality has been to make some barrels from their many centuries old fallen oak trees. The grain of this wood is such that ageing takes half the normal time, and gives far better results. That was an unexpected discovery, reserved for their “La Péraudière” Grande Champagne Cognac.