Daniel Bouju "Royal" Brut De Fut Grand Champagne Cognac (750ml) (Elsewhere $150)

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The wonderful Daniel Bouju has become renowned to our customers for his light and ultra fresh "Fine Savuer" offering. But what makes Bouju famous in Europe and around the world are actually his ultra old, unfiltered and cask strength offerings. The Royal Brut de Fut is one of the most sought-after and well regarded high proof Cognacs made today, but it's been years since we've seen it in California. Nothing is added nor taken away from this high proof blend with a minimum of 15 years of age. It's dark, dry, powerful stuff, but not with out a nuanced elegance that's really the most impressive part. Despite the ultra dark color, it's not syrupy sweet like most cognacs this color. We're not quite sure how Bouju does it, but we know we're extremely lucky to have received the last stocks of this special cognac at an extremely special price. Previously this bottle sold briskly for upwards of $150, now we have the California retail exclusive and we think the new price will make it taste even better. This is one of the most unique offerings in brandy today, but the stocks are extremely limited. Once the last bottle is sold we will not have access to anymore.

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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/15/2018 | Send Email
I tasted this Cognac once straight out of the bottle and once with a splash of water. I enjoyed it most with a little water. There are soft and delicate aromas with a hint of sweetness. In the mouth it is round and rich but not heavy, with hints of dried fruit flavors that are delicious, on the dry side and inviting. This is for those looking for a classic Cognac but one without out too much sweetness.

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/9/2018 | Send Email
This is a monster. We rarely see high proof cognac that's both affordable and delicious, but the Royal is exactly that. The Royal is bottled at an astonishing 120 proof, yet the nose exhibits no alcohol or burn. Instead we get a pungent mixture of dried stone fruit, varnishy old wood, tobacco and wooden cellar. The palate is ultra textured and concentrated with a building peppery spice that overwhelms the fruit by the finish. Heavy almost thick and sweeter than expected entry leads to a bold spicy dry finish. It's an absolute treat. Bouju claims to add absolutely nothing to this special cognac and that big dry finish might confirm his claims.

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Varietal:

Cognac

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Alcohol Content (%): 60