- Nick's Import
Jean Luc Pasquet Confluences L.90.80's Vieilles Grande Champagne Cognac (500ml)
An average age of 30 years.
Using the Family Treasures stocks as a springboard, Pasquet's Confluences collection offers limited editions of blended cognac. He explains, "I am a cognac maker and blending is part of my DNA, so I always wanted to create high quality blends. I choose to use a small part of the different casks we purchased to supply the Trésors de Famille collection - or to do a collaboration with independent bottlers - to create a custom blend 'sur mesure'."
It's worth noting that due to the region's rules and regulations, age statements are not permitted on the labels unless certificates were issued at the time of distillation and filling into barrel. As many of Pasquet's sources are local growers who maintain a tradition of saving a percentage of production each year for their own reserves, they do not always bother with certifications. For them, their output is simply a “nest-egg” to ensure the pleasure of consuming these spirits in the eve of their lives. Such 'private' barrels are the source of many of Pasquet's current offerings. Where possible, Pasquet states the age of the cognacs in supplementary notes and/or indicates distillation dates via lot numbers.
This, the third edition in the Confluence series, contains Cognac from five different casks filled between 1979 to 1994 giving it an average age of 30 years. Distilled from 100% Ugni Blanc sourced from Grande Champagne, according to Jean Pasquet "It's a very well balanced cognac...the kind of bottles you can open with friends and drink all night long. I like the idea of making Cognac made for friends". 583 bottles are on offer globally. 45.5% Alc./Vol.
Notes from the producers... Bouquet: Orange peel, grapes, quinces, coffee beans, flower honey. Palate: Rich and full, spices, plums, hints of star anise.