Since 1851, the Trijol family has been growing and distilling their own grapes in the heart of the heart of the Cognac region into eau-de-vies, but it was only in 1962 that Maxime Trijol became a professional distiller. Nowadays, his son Jean-Jacques runs the company where a range of cognacs and pineaus creates from their own grapes growing in the Petit and Grande Champagne regions. Their VSOP of Grand Champagne grapes was behind door number five of the Drinks by the Dram Cognac Advent Calendar.
40% abv, €47
cognac, grande champagne
Nose: sweet, fruit, grape skins, ripe pears, pears, apricots, mangos, litchi, a hint of fresh cut grass
Palate: creamy sweet, yellow fruit, pears, Galia melons, apricots, litchi, mellow spices, fresh ginger, citrus, lime zest
Finish: medium long, sweet, fruit, pears, ripe apricots, spice, nutmeg, tobacco leaves
Conclusion: Very nice indeed. I am getting to like this. Not so overly sweet as her regional cousins I have tasted so far. Still sweet, but more fruit-sweet, instead of sugar-sweet. I would not mind buying a bottle someday. Thanks for sharing!