Nose: Quite rich and woody. Stewed pear and cigarbox aromas initially, a dusting of cinnamon and mocha/cocoa notes. Develops ginger and grapey, almost Port-like aromas, with cooked red apples, damson jam and polished church pews. Evidently a long-aged spirit.
Palate: Medium-full. Very slick mouthfeel. Quite prominent spice attack, then intense fruit: apple, plum, damson, raisin, even a hint of sloes. Exceptionally rounded, with some quite prominent woodspice.
Finish: Becomes drying and more spicy in the mouth as with most spirits of this age, but retains good harmonious leathery fruit in the background. Hints of red liquorice at the death.
A very limited edition 30 year old Cognac, produced on a small farm of only 18 hectares, that’s around 45 acres, the Cognac is produced in the way it has been for hundreds of years, with tender loving care, around the clock attention during the two stage distillation process - they have a bed in the distillation room, like so many producers.
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|In the tiny village of Biard, a mile or so outside the centre of the Grande Champagne region’s main town, Ségonzac, the latest generation of the Guillon family are carrying on the business of their farm which can trace itself back to 1610. The Cognacs are all produced on this small farm of only 18 hectares, that’s around 45 acres. It is produced in the same way that it has been for generations - with tender loving care, round the clock attention during the two stage distillation process; then many, many years in careful maturation - they even have a bed in the distillation room, like so many producers, so that the distillation is carefully monitored at all times.
A member of Vigneron Indépendant, an organisation set up to promote the interests of those wine producers who produce everything from within their own farms. These are truly Single Estate Cognacs of the highest order, and completely true to the spirit that we are looking for with our range; a small independent producer, the highest quality combined with generations of expertise making a unique product which is completely different from everyone else’s. Any of the range is worthy of inclusion in every drinks cabinet. In charge of everything is Mme. Line Sauvant who took over from her father who in turn took over from his father, her grandfather, many years ago. This family tradition is in safe hands; these are exceptional Cognacs.
Unlike most Cognacs, all Guillon Painturaud Cognacs are non-blended, meaning each spirit is made from the production of a single year.