28 Nov '11, 8am

A Cognac Fit for Royalty #seraphin #cognac #camu

A Cognac Fit for Royalty #seraphin #cognac #camu

As the bucolic Charente River flows silently past the majestic Château Courvoisier, one would hardly guess that the musty Paradis cellars of this historic Cognac house sequester some of the oldest eaux-de-vie in France. It was from these aging barrels that more than 100 precious Cognacs from the two most exclusive crus —Grande Champagne and Borderies—have been selected to produce L’Essence de Courvoisier ($3,000), the newest luxury offering of a Cognac once favored by the emperor Napoléon. ‘Essence de Courvoisier was the final creation of master blender Jean-Marc Olivier before he retired. He worked closely with the current master blender, Patrice Pinet, to produce this extraordinary digestif, which features eaux-de-vie dating to the beginning of the 20th century, along with Cognacs from the 1970s and ’80s. Each vintage signifies an achievement in the evolution of the Hous...

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