Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Gautier VSOP Cognac
Gautier is a great old Cognac house with a history spanning 10 generations. Gautier's cellars are located in a former mill along the River Osme. This location benefits from a natural humidity that aids in the maturation of these great Cognacs in the casks. The delicious Gautier VSOP is made with a careful blend of Cognacs from Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fin Bois, and Bon Bois then aged six years in Limousin oak barrels. It is so wonderfully complex and delicate while generous.
The Gautier’s were making spirits and casks from the Troncais forest in the Charente in the 16th century. The family’s Cognac from was officially founded in 1755 with a Royal warrant signed by King Louis XV. The Gautier family established their firm in a former watermill in Aigreon the Osme river, nicknamed the "Little Venice" of Charente. The Gautier style is fruit focused offering complex and generous flavors blending eau-de-vie from four of Cognac’s famous crus.
Brilliant amber color.
The aromatics are beautiful and intense with baked orchard fruits (apple, pear, and peach) leading the way supported by caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, subtle earth notes, and spicy oak.
The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a fruit-driven core with waves of caramel and toffee, accented with brown baking spices, dark chocolate, a hint of ginger, and orange peel.
Medium to full-bodied with a lush core while exhibiting a great vibrancy thanks to a generous dose of acidity and bright spice notes.
How to Serve
Sip neat after dinner or enjoy in your best Cognac cocktails.
Price: $ 49.99