.cognac leyrat – vsop réserve


At the start of the second week of the Drinks by the Dram Cognac Advent Calendar, we find a VSOP from Leyrat, with their vineyards at Domaine de Chez Maillard, a terroir exceptionally good for cognac production, or so the producers claim themselves…

40% abv, €55

08_vsop-premium-cognacNose: closed, slightly sweet, fruit, honey melon, hints of tobacco leaves
Palate: creamy, sweet, vanilla, spicy, nutmeg, nuts, hazelnuts, caramel
Finish: medium long, slightly sweet, caramel, fudge, hints of coffee beans

Conclusion: Although still quite sweet, this one is not so overly sweet as most other cognacs I have tried last week. Not very much going on for me here, but I am still pleasantly surprised about the balance and the overall flavour.  Thanks for sharing!


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