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Prince Hubert de Polignac Reserve (VSOP) Grande Champagne

10 January 2010 2 Comments

Polignac Reserve VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac is an elegant Cognac exclusively composed of eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne.

Polignac is named after France’s oldest noble family.
Illustrious scions included Cardinal De Polignac (ambassador to Poland and Rome in the 17th century), Countess Yolande de Polignac (friend of Marie Antoinette at the time of Louis XIV) and Prince Jules de Polignac (minister of Charles X).

Prince Hubert de Polignac let the company Mounier use his name for the cognac. In 1947, Hubert de Polignac was registered as a brand name. The prince himself traveled the world promoting his cognac.

The tasting notes from the Prince Hubert de Polignac Reserve (VSOP) Grande Champagne are:

The color: gold buyer.
The fragrance: typical odor of Grande Champagne: many flowers and fruity aromas.
The taste: delicious soft, fruity, floral iris.
The after-taste: a fairly full and slightly sharp after-taste.
The origin: 100% Grande Champagne.
Price: 50 dollars.
The price / quality ratio: 7.

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What do you think about this Cognac?
Rating: 5.0/10 (6 votes cast)
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  • Dmitri said:

    It is sharp, young and with quite a bit of short fire. It is not overly sugary like some cheaper cognacs and it does have a great flavours and promise ,but it is way too young. I would recommend trying something older from their line, however these cognacs are not sold in stores even in France. You can order from their webpage directly or they are present in Duty Free Shops at the De Gaulle airport.

  • Jeff said:

    It is very hard to find the Prince Hubert line of cognacs. I searched for 35 years before finding my second bottle of it. My source in Portugal stopped carrying it but I found it in Amsterdam at a spirits and cigar store at the airport. That said, it is one of my favorite producers and everything is a good to great value with the exception of the VS which is too rough for my taste. Best bang for the buck is the VSOP, but the XO and some of the aged specialty cognacs are excellent as well.

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