Paul Giraud Cognac VSOP 8yrs Grande Champagne 40% 700ml

  • SKU : PGVSOP
  • Brand/Distillery : Paul Giraud
  • Country of Origin : France
  • Vintage : 8 years
  • ABV : 40%
  • Volume : 700ml

$119.70

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The Paul Giraud VSOP Cognac is a wonderful example of how classically elegant a Cognac of this quality can be. Created solely from eaux-de-vie from the premier cru, Grande Champagne, you can enjoy this traditionally produced delight in a number of ways. It’s delicious neat, perhaps in a balloon glass warmed gently in the hand in the time honored traditional manner. But it’s also exceptional within a cocktail or with a mixer over ice.

One of the reasons this is a stand out VSOP is because the age of much of the eaux-de-vie within the blend is around 8 years, which is double the legal minimum. These extra years lead to a maturity seldom found in a Cognac of this level. Another talking point is that the house of Paul Giraud carry out their harvesting by hand–something rarely seen now in this age of automation and machinery. A great Cognac to own, and one that would be happily received as a gift by any lover of fine things.

Nose: Earthy nose, with a touch of creaminess, slight grapiness.

Palate: pleasant, light, grapy elegance of Cognac, light and poised, earthy-nicely, creamy, honeyed.

 

Maturation Time: 100% 8 years

 

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Paul Giraud produces in Grande Champagne an exquisite cognac range, from a 6-year old to a 60-year old cognac. The estate is located in Bouteville and in St. Même-les-Carrières, the growing area comes to 35 hectares. The cognac house combines traditional methods with a modern take on cognac production, avoiding any kinds of chemicals or pesticides in their agriculture and colouring additives in the final blends. The work in the vineyard, as well as the actual harvest of the grapes is still done manually, insuring the best possible treatment of the grapes in order to generate the highest quality for the eau-de-vie. Paul Giraud produces single year cognacs, so that they are not blended eaux-de-vie from different years, but keep the annual characteristics. Therefore, Paul Giraud is considered by the specialists as the very best representative of Grande Champagne Cognacs. It would not be enough, if it were not also for the fact that spring water literally runs through his cellar and this is what brings a rapid alcohol reduction and fresh floral aromas. The peacock tail effect is impressive (Ethereal return from the back palate)

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