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Ménard VSOP

1 July 2010 5 Comments

All regions of the Menard family are in the Grande Champagne region. Thus, all cognacs Menard also made from grapes from this region. Menard makes great quality cognacs for a nice price. In this case, a delicious soft VSOP Cognac Grande Champagne for about 24 euro….
Menard’s family owns official papers from 1660 that shows this family at the time plowed the land and owned distillation boilers. The Menard family is much longer in the Cognac-area then Cognac houses such the respected Martell (1715) Courvoisier (late 18th century), Hennessy (1765) and Remy Martin (1724).

Nowadays the vineyard Menard from about 200 acres planted with Ugni blanc whole grape, which yields 6000 hectoliters of wine. Menard does not buy grapes, wine or brandy immature at other companies.

Menard uses generally used cognac barrels of about 20 years old, 5% of the used barrels are new.

The tasting notes from the Menard VSOP are:

The color: dark gold with a bright ocher edge.
The fragrance: elegant fruit, flowers.
The taste: vanilla, wood, spring flowers and a little caramel. First taste is very soft, then sharper and fruitier.
The after-taste: normal length for a VSOP.
The origin: Grande Champagne.
Age: 4 to 10 years.
The price: about 24 euros.
The price / quality ratio: a 8.5!

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Rating: 9.2/10 (9 votes cast)
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