Pierre Ferrand 10 Generations Cognac 1Er Cru 750ml
Pierre Ferrand 10 Generations is a cognac produced entirely from the ugni blanc grape grown in the premier cru of Grand Champagne. It was created by Alexandre Gabriel, founder of Maison Ferrand. The cognac was distilled on the lees to provide complexity.
It matured in French oak barrels, 20% of which were ex-Sauternes casks in a humid cellar. The Pierre Ferrand 10 Generations is a tribute to the 10 generations of the Ferrand family that have passed down their knowledge of viticulture and distillation through the generations.
Mademoiselle Henriette, the last descendant of the main branch of the Ferrand’s, was the guardian of the family history and she entrusted these memories to Gabriel.
A tribute to the 10 generations of the Ferrand family who have built up their eponymous Cognac house since 1630. This is aged in French oak with 20% in Sauternes casks and retains a freshness despite its rich character.
Since 1630, in the heart of the vineyards of Cognac, 10 generations of Ferrand’s have passed down an abiding knowledge of the vine and of distillation. This Premier Cru de Cognac is a tribute to these men of character, for whom a great cognac was above all the fruit of patient work on a great terroir.
Living in the venerable mansion of her ancestors, Mademoiselle Henriette, the last direct descendant of this prestigious lineage, was, during her lifetime, the guardian of this precious memory. She chose to entrust it to us, and she is the inspiration for this superb blend.
Interesting confectioner’s sugar notes evoking red licorice, sweet vanilla, and tobacco leaf. The sweet palate shows lemon oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other notes from the wood. It finishes nice and sweet, making this a good option for a sidecar.
Honey, apricot, coconut, caramel, fruit cake, and raisins. Then develops into a nose of rose, orange blossom, nutmeg, and ginger.
Expect notes of dried fruits such as baked pear, muscat grape, and pineapple soaked in Sauternes, gently toasted nuts, wildflowers, and spring blossom.
The finish is long and fresh with minty notes, then fresh tobacco.