Alexandre Gabriel and Maison Ferrand introduces the limited edition Ferrand Cognac 10 Générations Port Cask Year of the Rabbit, created in celebration of the Chinese New Year 2023 – The Year of the Rabbit – which can be seen in the roots of the label. This double matured Premier Cru de Cognac also pays tribute to 10 generations of Ferrand’s for whom a great cognac was above all the fruit of patient work on a great terroir.
10 Générations Port Cask is a Grande Champagne Cognac made from a single variety of grape, the Ugni Blanc. It is a rich and round cognac, with a creamy texture and pastry notes. This distinctive cognac is double distilled in copper pot stills with medium lees. The presence of lees enables the production of a richer aromatic palette and adds complexity to the floral and fruity base of the Ugni Blanc grape. It is then double aged, first in French oak casks. A second ageing then occurs in Port wine casks, contributing notes of vanilla, honey, and cinnamon to the final liquid and resulting in an ABV increased to 88 proof, a nod to the number 8 – the luckiest number in China.
Available in select U.S. markets beginning in December 2022, Ferrand Cognac 10 Générations Port Cask Year of the Rabbit is bottled at 44% alcohol by volume (88 proof) with a suggested retail price of $64.99 for a 750ml bottle. Only 12,000 bottles of this limited-edition cognac have been produced.
GSN’s Remarks: Quite oak forward at first, quickly followed by a satisfying grape essence, and a touch of sweet Port at the tail end. A rich, woody Cognac full of baking spice, and light caramel character. We like the higher proof which adds more body and energy to the spirit, and makes it ideal for either enjoying in a snifter or for use in upscale cocktails. Try it in a French 75 for an extra boost of flavor. Best to grab a few bottles while you can since this is a limited edition. GSN Rating: A
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