Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review 1: Ragnaud-Sabourin No. 20 Reserve Especiale Cognac

Ragnaud-Sabourin No. 20 Reserve Especiale Cognac - Grand Champagne, 2015 bottling of a 20 year old cognac.  

Appearance: Pale yellow-orange, like a hazy, smoggy sky.

Nose: Sweet peach and marmalade. A beautiful bouquet.

Taste: Bursting with sweet fruit flavor, some orange and maybe pineapple upfront, some caramel but restrained and never overly sweet, just a hint of bitterness as oak makes an appearance on the finish.

Conclusion: I really like this. Nicely complex and hits all of the right buttons, plenty of fruit but the oak is there too yet not overpowering. At 43% there is a good amount of flavor but with no alcohol heat.  This is everything I want in a Cognac.

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