Cognac Inner Circle
ABOUT OUR COGNAC INNER CIRCLE CLUB
Learning about France's magnificent triumvirate, Cognac, Armagnac and Calvados, has never been easier. We offer three different clubs that let you explore these magnificent spirits. As a member of our Inner Circle Buyer's Clubs you could be receiving a carefully chosen example every third month, four times a year, shipped directly to your home or office. By participating in this group purchase you would be getting your brandy at a great price, as well--as much as 15 to 40% off normal retail. The charge for the bottle, itself, is no more than $199.99(usually much less). Each shipment includes a fact sheet about the producer along with our own tasting notes. No initiation fees or fees of any sort, just pure pleasure and a chance to learn about the fascinating world of these noble spirits.
Here are some of our past club offerings:
Ragnaud-Sabourin Florilège 1er Cru Grande Champagne
The Floriledge bottling is made-up of 60% Ugni Blanc and 40% Folle Blanche aged in cask for 45 years and bottled 46% alcohol. The Floriledge cuvee combines the finesse of Folle Blanche with the power of the Ugni Blanc. The nose is dominated by fruit more than barrel notes, with an intense nose of soft caramel and orchard fruits with less smokiness than some of the other domaine’s releases. The palate shows deep fruit of fig, quince and prune, along with vanilla, smoke, nut and a rancio note. The finish is broad and lingers for well over 15 seconds. This bottling was taken out of cask just over two months ago, specifically for the D & M Inner Circle members.
François Giboin Borderies 1974
This bottling was distilled in 1974, aged in barrel until 2005 at which time it was transferred to glass demijohns in the cellars and finally bottled in the spring of 2014. The nose shows an explosive aromatic set that includes plum, fig, exotic vanilla, and a hint of violet. The palate is rich with additional notes of tobacco, sweet spices and a touch of coffee that intermesh on the way to a long, impressive finish.
Domaine Andre Petit Hors D'Age 1976
Distilled in 1976, bottled in 2014 after spending 40 years in oak. Deep amber color. Maple, brown sugar, baking spices, English toffee and cookie dough on the nose. Soft and round on the palate, with more spice and a hint of chocolate. Soft finish, yet with very good length. Well-aged grower cognac.