Grande Champagne 42% 100cl
Oak and steel, two essential components for making Cognac, are part of all the dualities of the world of spirits (hot and cold, live and still, strong and weak…).
Directly taken from a rough lumber log from the La Pallice shipyard in La Rochelle, this bloc of oak has been carved by a talented artisan, and fitted with a refined soft calf leather piece.
The bottle, a replica from last century, reflects simplicity and pure elegance; it has been adorned with a ring called the Turk’s head knot made by the sailors of the Hermione, Nicolas Forgeau and Jose Valier, at the Rochefort sur Mer royal maritime arsenal: a beautiful story.
The cask-strength eau de vie, which is naturally reduced after long years of ageing, comes up to the nose very softly, with fresh notes of exotic fruits (pineapple, mango), and notes of candied fruits (apricot, quince), and a rancio which subtly evolves on a coat of sandal wood and vanilla bean.
For this exceptionnal auction of top quality cognacs, the hammer touch down at 6000€.