A lovely mahogany color, the result of blending some of the oldest cognacs in the Ferrand cellars. Incomparable richness of aroma, mingling notes of walnut, liquorice, leather, tobacco and candied fruit. The fruit aromas gradually expand and give way to subtle notes suggestive of rancio and the scent of exotic wood. Few cognacs reach such a great age and continue to improve: Pierre Ferrand Ancestrale is one of them.
Wine Enthusiast 95 points - At the more precious end of Ferrand’s offerings, it takes 90 bottles of wine and 70 years to make just one bottle of Ancestrale. It’s undeniably delicious, with dark fruit notes that suggest brandied cherries, Port, ripe plums and cassis, finishing with a wash of dusty cocoa. The concentrated, rounded flavor may remind some of Bourbon.
Grande Champagne Cognac estate bottled average age 70 years. Beverage Tasting Institute - 99 points.