A high-end Cognac from the House of Courvoisier, Courvoisier L’Essence Cognac is a truly rare gem and the lasting legacy of House of Courvoisier’s fifth Master Blender, Jean-Marc Olivier. This blend comprises over 100 exceptionally rare eaux-de-vie, some dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century, complemented with younger components from the early 21st Century to mark Courvoisier’s innovations in distillation and barrel-making techniques. Several crus have been used in the blend, but we know that this Cognac house only uses grapes from the Champagne regions, the Borderies and Fins Bois. For their maturation, Courvoisier L’Essence Cognac selects fine-grained Limousin oak from the Forest of Tronçais, famous for its soft vanilla notes and gentle spice.
Eye: Glimmering copper.
Nose: Sandalwood and cigar leaves followed by toffee, marzipan and fresh honey. Finally, the delicate perfume of early summer blossom drifts past.
Palate: Liquorice, dried plum and apricot, developing into caramel notes and honey. Dry fruit and toffee build to a smouldering intensity that lingers on the palate seemingly forever.