For the past three centuries cognac has been almost universally recognised as the finest of all the spirits that are distilled from grapes. It has many incomparable qualities: fruitiness, subtlety of bouquet, intensity, warmth and, above all, the complexity of the many thousands of styles and flavours from a (predominantly) single grape variety. Read More »
A 1970s bottling of 3 Star (now known as VS) Cognac from Martell. Martell are unusual compared with many of the other big Cognac houses as they use a large amount of grapes from the Borderies, which gives a nuttier taste.
We are lucky to have this luxury cuvee from Courvoisier, which carried off a Gold medal, Best in Class and the IWSC Trophy for Cognac at the IWSC awards in 2006. None of the cognacs used in the assemblage are less than fifty years old.
The third of Frapin's not-as-revolutionary-a-concept-as-they'd-like-you-to-think 'Multi Millesime' (multi-vintage) special cuvee bottlings and, while we might quibble about the concept, there's no arguing with the quality - these are spectacular cognacs. A triumph.