Raymond Ragnaud Tres Vieille Reserve Cognac (700ml)
Raymond Ragnaud is a family run house with a history that can be traced back to 1860. In the 1920s, Paul Ragnaud settled at the Chateau de Ambleville, later succeeded by his son, Raymond. The latter commenced marketing his inherited cognacs, then in the early 1960s, his wife and two children expanded the vineyard holdings to 47 hectares around the towns of Ambleville, Criteul and Lignieres-Sonneville on the slopes of Grande Champagne. Presently, Francoise Ragnaud-Bricq continues the family tradition of producing top-notch cognac and Pineau des Charentes, exporting around 75 per cent of production.
Tasting note: Reportedly aged for over 20 years, making this an XO. Polished brass. Floral and gently dry nose-feel presents a typical array of dried fruits, developing over five minutes with hints of caramelised pineapple, dried grapes and nectarine retaining appealing freshness. Light and velvety gaining weight towards the finish with a progression of cigar box, pepper, dried fig, nectarine and sweet oak. A fragile thread of vanilla runs through the finish, rebounding in the aftertaste. Elegant, understated, drier styled XO. 40% Alc./Vol.