Cognac Leopold Gourmel, "Age Des Epices", gift box, 700 ml
Cognac color of old gold.
Rich, powerful, velvety taste of brandy slowly opens tones of spices, pepper, coriander, chocolate. Cognac has a warm, complex aftertaste with notes of clove, ginger, toffee.
Rounded flavor sweetish brandy reveals hints of wood, honey, old leather, the nuances of vanilla and cinnamon.
Cognac is recommended to use as a digestif, a good pair of this warming drinks will be black bitter chocolate.
"Age Des Epices" - a powerful cognac with a rounded, exquisite taste, in which a touch of pepper and spice notes are combined with attractive, deep shades of wood. Wood tones are a feature of this cognac. They penetrate into the taste and aroma thanks to the slow 20-21 years of aging in barrels. After 25 years, barrels no longer bring extra flavor, but in the period from 15 to 20 years old brandy naturally gets the best shades correctly selected for aging wood. Cognac "Age of spices" is made from grapes Ugni Blanc (98%) and Folle Blanche (2%), grown in the Fins Bois, plain caramel and filtering that is felt in its rich natural and non-aggressive terms. For excerpts of this delightful brandy were selected unfired French barrels of high-quality fine-grained oak. "Age of spices" for his warm warming character is considered one of the best "winter" cognacs.
In 1972, Pierre Voisin, together with Olivier Blanc, acquiring the ownership of vineyards in the Fins Bois, decided to create a cognac house and name it in honor of his grandfather - Leopold Gurmelya - very open and close to nature, a man who loved his garden and a small vineyard, animals loved to fish on the shore of the island of Ile de Ré. By profession Leopold was Gurmel horse saddler. For this reason, a new logo cognac house was chosen horse's head - a sign, symbolizing a stylish, elegant and refined cognac.
Until 1993 the activities of Leopold Gourmel economy is not very successful. By this time, Pierre Voisin retired, Olivier Blanc, remained the sole owner, decided to radically change policy brandy production and promotion. The basis of the decision was put postulate "good spirits can only be obtained from a good wine," as well as a new way of natural aging of cognac. Olivier assembled a new team of professionals. The following years were spent in a series of continuous experimentation with choice vines, soil, exposure, vineyards, organic methods of care, cleanliness vintage, wood for aging and, finally, the distribution network. Olivier Blanc titanic work was not in vain, attempt to create a completely new cognac success. Today cognac house Gurmel Leopold, who owns 44 acres of superb vineyards in appellasone Fins Bois, near the town of Angouleme, rightly takes pride of place in the world elite of strong alcohol.
"I have always adhered to the belief that the cognac - it's fun, and to understand our style, people are quite a few simple and truthful words: fruit ... flowers ... spices ... natural ... perhaps even the only one without additives ... pure brandy, fresh and flexible "- Olivier Blanc.