A little known distillery that is producing some of the most delicious Cognac in the region. They use a very interesting still, which has a large condensing bulb attached to the spirit still with a sort of lyne arm. This distillery is found in the Borderies area of Cognac, and uses ugni blanc in a small vineyard of 25 acres. Here the soil is clay-like with low acidity, making for a low yield of grapes with a greater intensity of flavour. For this Cognac, they distil the wine with a high concentration of lees, which creates a fuller, complex and richer Cognac. This is a fine blend of Cognacs distilled between 2001 and 2005, capturing the spirit at an excellent age, with fantastic balance between the fruity spirit and the oaky cask. This cognac serves up notes of chocolate, grapes and dried fruit, with a zingy fresh grape quality and a rich, decadent finish. This is a non-chillfiltered Cognac, dedicated to General de Castex, a forefather of the distillery who served under Napoléon the First.