THE COLOUR: Splendid mahogany
THE NOSE: The wonderful, heady aromatic tang, borne of long wood ageing is immediately compelling. This gives way to hints of wood, dried fruits & tobacco – very rich and generous.
THE PALATE: An extremely appetizing cognac, opulent, rounded and yet vivacious. Pepper & spices emerge initially before revealing dark chocolate and fresh herbs. Complex, it shows supreme finesse, supple opulence, and very good length.
ROBERT PARKER.com – Hedonist’s gazette: We finished with the new release of Tesseron’s Cognac. The Tesseron family made its fortune in the Cognac business and it is one of the few families to possess ancient stocks. (…) Lot 53 is pure silk, which at this alcohol level is very dangerous indeed. The complex aromatics can fill a room. 98 points
SPIRIT JOURNAL: ***** Highest Recommendation
SCOTLAND on SUNDAY: *****
ROBERT PARKER: 98 points
WINE ENTHUSIAST: 96-100 points SPIRIT OF THE YEAR 2006
CLASSIC – HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION: SILVER 2009