Dudognon "Vieille Reserve" 10 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac (750 mL) - [VM 91]

Dudognon "Vieille Reserve" 10 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac
(750 mL) - [VM 91]

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About the Producer:

We are a family business located in Lignieres-Sonneville, in the centre of Grande Champagne in France. Our family, Maison Dudognon, has been producing Cognac since 1776. Over the generations, we have nourished and worked the soil, respecting the delicate balance of the soil to produce quality grapes.

We have been feeding and tilling the land for several generations while respecting the fragile balance of the soil. We are winegrowers and take care of the vines.

The main grape variety of our estate is Ugni Blanc and in recent years, we have replanted Folle Blanche and Montils, grape varieties abandoned after the phylloxera crisis but well present in the Charente about sixty years ago.

The harvest is carried out mechanically and in several stages. Folles Blanches, early varieties, are harvested first and vinified separately. Then comes the turn of the Montils and the Ugni Blanc. We thus obtain white wines with a wide aromatic range for distillation.

About the Cognac:

The Cognac Vieille Réserve Dudognon is a clean and straight Cognac. It offers notes of apricot, plum and leather. Distilled over a wood fire and aged in new Limousin oak barrels without sugar, wood or caramel.

The Vieille Réserve is mainly drunk as a digestive. It will be served with caramel ice cream, plum pie, dark chocolate.

Grape variety: 100% Ugni-blanc

Tasting Notes:

Eye: Straw yellow with bright reflections
Nose: Sharpness and straightness. Notes of candied fruit, apricot and plum scents, light leather aromas and rancio notes
Palate: Pleasant, fine and ample on the palate, with notes of sweet spices and flowers. Slight rancio in the end. Good persistence on the palate, fine and elegant.


91 Points - Vinous Media:
"Solid, good-value 10-year-old from Grande Champagne. Golden in color, offering bright, warm notes of apricot, plum and orange peel, with toasted oak, baking spice and bit of toffee coming on the palate. But the overall effect is light and lean. (40% abv)" - Jason Wilson (September 2019)

"Its deep color is an invitation to its pleasure. Everything is sensuous about this magnificent Cognac which is exceptionally balanced and complex: chocolatey nose, rich mouthfeel, and creamy and persistent length." - La Revue du Vin de France, May 2001.