Pierre Ferrand 1840 Grande Champagne Cognac (700ml)
Other reviews... Modeled after pre phyloxera Cognacs from the 1840s. Comes off aromatically different from any type of Cognac currently available due primarily to its strangely compelling fragrances of candle wax, brown butter, burnt match and granite/minerals; second stage sniffs encounter saw dust and oak plank. Entry is oddly but immensely likable in its take no prisoners sulphury/burnt match manner in which there's no shortage of fruit or new honey; midpalate is creamy textured, sweeter than the entry, raisiny and nutty. A controversial new / old expression of Cognac that recalls its 19th century heyday, yet it is totally contemporary and applicable to the present time.
Highly Recommended www.spiritjournal.com (Dec.2011) size>