Paul Giraud Tres Rare Cognac (700ml)
The Giraud family have been growing grapes around France since 1650, yet only decided to produce Cognac under their own name in the 1980s. A long time associate of Giraud informed us "He became frustrated selling his thirty-five year old cognacs to Remy-Martin. His cognac was destined to become a part of the blend, Louis XIII [currently selling for around A$3000.] This was a very brave move during such times - he was one of the first to do so, but we are thankful he did, he paved the way for many more to come." Produced from Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes grown on the family's vineyards located in the heart of Grande Champagne, this venerable expression has been aged in excess of 40 years. Giraud's older bottlings have been among the best cognacs we've tasted. 40% Alc./Vol.