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Godet Antarctica – Folle Blanche Cognac

26 November 2010 3 Comments

One of the most striking Cognacs, because it is a Cognac without color and also in a combination with the use of the special Folle Blanche grape!

This cognac matured for 7 years in old oak barrels (they give less color) and got a natural filtration to get this colour.

In March 2008, Jean-Jacques GODET, embarked on a sailing trip to Antarctica accompanied by 10 crew members.They landed on the Antarctic continent, at 70 degrees south of the equator. Never has so a small yacht succeeded in docking at such a level. a record was broken.
In honor of the accomplishment Cognac Godet has created a unique cognac inspired by the purity and beauty of Antarctica. It is a cognac that was once itself endangered.
Created from the Folle Blanche, it is a vine that only narrowly survived extinction from the Phylloxera of 1870.

Made from folle blanche grapes and aged 7 years in oak barrels, this cognac is soft and sensual, yet elegant and refined. With a natural filter method, the is color removed from the Cognac.

Serve this Cognac ice cold, from the freezer!

Tasting Notes at room temperature:

Color: translucent with a littlebit of color through it.
Fragrance: old gin! Flowers, also a slight sweet hint. Not bad …
Taste: Slightly spicy, then full bodied. Again gin tones.
After-taste: very full and powerful. The aftertaste and aroma are 100% Cognac.

Age: 7 years, therefore classified as XO.
The origin: unknown, I guess Fins Bois….
The price: 35 to 40 euros.

The tasting notes at freezer temperatures, where the cognac is meant to be:

From the freezer, this Cognac gets even more to its right, right now he even tastes like a real Cognac.
With the low temperature all aroma’s are noticed in layers. First the volatile components, then as the drink warms in your mouth the other flavorings.

Glass Aftertaste (emty glass, after 2 hours): sweet smell of honey and vanilla.

The rating: 7 for taste, originality = 9.

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  • Best VSOP Cognacs 2011 | Top 10 Cognac VSOP | Christmas Cognacs | Buy Cognac | Cognac Fans, information and reviews said:

    [...] Godet Antarctica, highest newcomer in the list. This Cognac distinguish themselves with it’s clear color because of natural filtration. The use of the rare Folle Blache grapes makes this a very special Cognac. Serve this Cognac from the freezer is the best way how to enjoy it! [...]

  • Best VSOP Cognacs 2012 – Top 10 said:

    [...] Godet Antarctica, this Cognac distinguish themselves with it’s clear color because of natural filtration. The use of the rare Folle Blache grapes makes this a very special Cognac. Serve this Cognac from the freezer is the best way how to enjoy it! [...]

  • suresh babu krishnan said:

    I was attend the training today, it was a great experience about white cognac. Common cognac is drinking as straight up, this cognac mix with tonic water ice ,lime and mint leaves is give a wonderful drink . i was totally enjoyed it ,thank you

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