Cognac Park Extra Grande Champagne Cognac 750ml
Cognac Park Extra Grande, by the Tessendier Family, has been around since 1880. I liked the entire line of Cognacs, with the sweet spot being the Borderies. All of these cognacs were excellent, and great values at every level of quality.
Every bottle of Cognac Park Extra contains a blend of eaux-de-vie aged between 40 to 60 years old, with each distillate spending its first year in lightly toasted new French Limousin oak, and then transferred to older oak casks. The ugni blanc grapes used were harvested exclusively from the Grande Champagne cru, considered one of the best and favored growing regions for cognac. The complex soil is rich with chalk and limestone, making it most fertile for grape-growing. This cognac is one of the high end expressions in the brand’s line up, showcasing the best attributes of the Grande Champagne cru.
This gift-worthy bottle contains brandies ranging in age from 40 to 60 years, packaged in a fancy decanter-style bottle with an impressive glass stopper. What’s in the bottle is a ruddy, deep amber liquid, with a bold, oaky tones of vanilla and caramel. The palate integrates oak, sarsaparilla and a complex finish that melds dried figs and dates with clove and black pepper. 100% Grande Champagne region.
Cognac Park’s “Extra” XO highlights grapes exclusively from the Grande Champagne cru. This an elegant expression, leathery with notes of oak, vanilla, dates, and dark tobacco that emerge throughout a long finish. It’s a tight spirit that rewards exploration, allowing its nuances to unfold over time rather than revealing them all at once.