While not a new addition to the portfolio, Ferrand Cognac S.D.A. has has recently undergone an ABV change as well as a packaging update. Selection des Anges (SDA) honors the unique character of the Angels’ Share and, thanks to its extended ageing, offers a concentrated brandy with delicate flavors.
Ferrand Cognac S.D.A. is a 1er Cru de Cognac, Grande Champagne with an ABV of 41.8% using 100% Ugni Blanc grapes. It is double distilled in open flame 25hL copper pot stills and aged in 25% new Oak casks during the first years and then 75% is aged in Cognac barrels.
GSN’s Thoughts: An immediate rich, dark fruit nose of stewed prune and black cherry. The flavor is an interesting intertwining of high and low notes. The high notes have a fine, bright quality that allows the oak to shine; whereas the low notes are more spirit driven and studded with notes of berry, apple, pear and baking spice. The finish is medium-long and has an even fade. Ferrand always crafts an exceptional product, and this one is no exception. A perfect after dinner cognac to sip and savor.
GSN Rating: A+
For more information go to: Maison Ferrand