One of the more traditional Cognac estates in the region, this house has been in the same family for 6 generations. The Montifaud vineyards sprawl over 300 acres, and across the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne premier crus, widely considered to be perhaps the two finest growths in the Cognac region. The flat and chalky soil of their estate is ideal for cultivating grapes of the best quality. Montifaud maintain a strange and interesting tradition: when ever a boy is born to the head of the Cognac house, a special vintage is set aside to be sold by him when he comes of age.
This is one of the finest Cognacs in their range, using only grapes from the Petite Champagne region. It has been aged for 20 years in the cellars of the Château Montifo, whose cool and dry environment allows for the slow development of depth and complexity. This cognac is made from mostly Ugni Blanc grape, with a little bit of Colombard and Folle Blanche varieties for a rounded profile. This Cognac opens on the nose with wonderful aromas of dried fruit: prunes and apricots, chocolate, slight oak shavings and some mellow citrus rind. The palate is rich and chewy, with luxurious dried fruit flavours, some nutty notes, a slight bright vanilla oak quality and a wisp of soft tobacco smoke. The finish is long and elegant, with waves of grapey sweetness. A simply outstanding Cognac from one of the region’s best producers.