Cognac: Jean-Luc Pasquet

Jean-Luc Pasquet (aka JLP) today, who is, together with Vallein Tercinier, probably my favorite bottler of Cognac. There’s just someting magical about these two companies, be it their blending skills, cask selection or management. It just seems as if whatever they touch turns to gold. Let’s see what we have in our sample box. Jean-Luc…

Cognac, no theme

Cognac, the lesser Armagnac. There, I said it, and I absolutely mean it. At least in general. There are tons of exceptions of course. I’d go as far as saying that Armagnac is better overall, but that Cognac has some of the absolute gems out there. But then again, perhaps that’s just me. Anyway, as…

Cognac: Through the Grapevine

Through the Grapevine is LMDW’s Cognac range and today we shall check out what we have! We’ve had a few rather nice ones, but not that many samples left over, unfortunately. Through the Grapevine Francois Voyer Cask 88 (Grande Champagne, 1988-2017, 42,7%): Cask 88 refers to the vintage, of course. Nose: Quite a bit of…

Cognac: Vallein Tercinier

Let’s begin the Cognac part of “Yaktober” with my absolute favorite bottler: Vallein Tercinier. They just release stuff like no other. They are the Velier of the Cognac world if you want. We shall have a standard first and the move on over to the serious fellas. Vallein Tercinier Roots XO (Blend, 44%): A blend…