Ragnaud Sabourin is well-established as one of the finest producing estates in the Cognac region. Family owned, the distillery only uses grapes grown in the Premier Cru of Grand Champagne, widely viewed as the finest cru in the region. This Cognac is of the 1989 vintage, meaning that all the spirit was distilled in one year and from one harvest. This is usually reserved for the very best harvest years. This bottling is certainly an example of that, a cracking 1989 Cognac which offers all the rich, full flavours one would expect from such a high quality producer. On the nose this Cognac offers enticing aromas of fig, dried apricot, vanilla, toffee and chocolate. The palate is thick, floral and rich in oaky woodspice, with wonderful sweet grape flavours and a little peppery spice. The finish lingers with beautiful grape flavours, drying spice, toffee and barrel char. The Cognac is bottled at 41% ABV, and presented in a charming, understated bottle. Top stuff from one of our favourite Cognac estates.