A Cognac designed to honour the spirit of Pasquet family friend Jean Blais, a distiller whose estate neighboured the Pasquet vineyard.
Jean Blais was a mentor to Jean-Luc, taking him under his wing, and showing him the techniques that have been passed from generation to generation. This bottling is a marriage of two Grand Champagne Ugni Blanc vintages, a 1969 and a 1977, both distilled by Blais. The Cognac was aged in Limousin French oak casks.
The result is an astonishingly delicious spirit, packed with notes of roasted fruit, citrus, oak, cigar smoke, white pepper, red apple, vanilla, caramelised ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, cedarwood, sweet grapes, spun sugar, cream and honey.
Bottled at a warming 49.6% ABV, this is a warming, full bodied Cognac.
A wonderful tribute to a good friend.