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A. de Fussigny Sélection – Cognac Review

4 April 2012 No Comment

Since a few weeks the A. de Fussigny Sélection is standing in my drinking cabinet, it became soon one of my favorite “easy to drink” Cognac, so it is about time to review this Cognac!

The A.de Fussigny Sélection is an full and aromatic Cognac which I can appreciate very much!

Unlike the minimum guidelines of 4-year maturation for VSOP Cognacs, this Sélection has been matured for 8 years in oak barrels.

The distillation method is on the lees (natural sediments resulting from the wine fermentation), this allows the cognac to develop richer aromatic notes.

The historic cellar of A. de Fussigny is located on the bank of the Charentes River, this location offers the best humidity and is ideal for revealing all the aromas of the Cognac. It also allows more alcohol than water to evaporate and creates a rounder, more subtle cognac. Ageing takes place in certified Limousin and Tronçais oak barrels

More humidity means, perhaps ironically, that more alcohol than water and other flavors from the barrels evaporate. This also ensures a rounder, more subtle cognac.

The tasting notes of the A. de Fussigny Sélection are:

The color: dark gold with a few hints of red copper.
The nose: vanilla, toffee, flowers and pepper.
The taste: very full-bodied Cognac in the mouth, the peppery aroma of this very clear. A little bit of a sharp but pleasant bite.
The after-taste: very good length for a VSOP.
The originGrande Champagne Cognac, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois.
The age: 8 years.
The price: about $37, –
Price / quality ratio: an 8+ out of 10. Very beautiful and especially aromatic Cognac.

Soon I will also review the A. Fussigny the Superior and XO Creation!

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