Frederic Mestreau Cognac XO No 28 Fine Champagne (Grosperrin Selection) 42% 700ml
The Frédéric Mestreau XO No.28 Fine Champagne Cognac is an exemplary XO with its supple tannins, silky texture and smooth finish. It has spent over a decade masterfully maturing in Limousin oak casks. Containing Eaux-de-vie distilled using exclusively Ugni Blanc grapes, the blend brings together two crus, Petite and Grande Champagne, in order to produce a formidable Fine Champagne expression of pure excellence. Tasting Notes: Colour: Mahogany with hints of gold. Nose: Dried fruits, licorice and a touch of leather and mango. Palate: Supple and silky on the palate, with notes of leather and dried fruits that lengthen into a long and satisfying finish.
Founded in 1808, the Frédéric Mestreau estate produced Cognac until 1919, after struggling with sales during the First World War. Almost a century later, Guilhem Grosperrin, an avid Cognac collector who travels all four corners of the globe to find rare and refined products, was given the opportunity to purchase 250 bottles of early 19th century Cognacs from Abel Mestreau's personal collection. Now, a century after the estate fell silent, the brand has been revived with the launch of the No 28 XO Fine Champagne Cognac. Described as "a very fine XO" that's "great for sipping", this particular Mestreau masterpiece found itself on The Spirits Business's list of 'Top 10 Value for Money Cognacs'.