Cognac Park Vieille Grande Champagne 200ml (Previously $45)
One time price reduction for the Holidays. Price not guaranteed for product sold into the negative. Following a decade working in the London wine trade for Corney & Barrow, Berry Bros. & Rudd and then his own business, Dominic Park decided in the early 1990s to move to France and create a new cognac house. Maison Cognac Park was born to make straightforward, unadulterated cognacs presented in simple packaging. In essence, the idea was to offer an alternative to the stereotype of over caramelized brown cognacs sold in flamboyant crystal decanters or frosted glass bottles. It was a fortunate period to enter the cognac market when prices of eaux-de-vie were at their lowest. Dominic started by acquiring a bedrock of unblended spirits aged between two and sixty years in Tronçais oak casks. This spirit is very soft, mellow and well rounded with plenty of fruit and rich savory flavors (rancio charentais). Stewed fruit, leather, and cigar boxes can all be found on the palate, which is both long and delicate. Note that it is sold at 43% alc and that the alcohol is very smooth having lost its aggression over the many years of aging in oak. This is an excellent example of Cognac from the best area of the region, Grande Champagne. The Vieille Grande Champagne is also bottled in a heavier version of the traditional cognaçaise bottle. Average age, 45-65 years.