Another classic bottling from this highly esteemed Cognac house. First founded in 1860 with a miniscule vineyard, Raymond Ragnaud has remained a family owned business ever since, expanding to sit at the still-modest 47 hectares. These days the company is run by Frangoise Ragnaud-Bricq.
This vintage bottling fully demonstrates all the distillery’s strengthes. Like all Raymond Ragnaud bottlings, this Cognac has been produced entirely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne premier cru. This is widely regarded as the finest cru in all of the Cognac region, producing an extraordinarily flavoursome spirit. This cognac was bottled on 10th March 2008, giving it 16 years in oak casks in the wine-cellars of the Maison. Vintage Cognacs such as this bottling are usually reserved for the finest harvest years: with each bottle being produced of just one year’s harvest and distillate. This is one of the finest examples of Grand Champagne Cognac you are likely to come across. The nose is rich with pudding fruits and dense oaky aromas. A little chalky earth and gentle smoke reveal the terroir of this bottling. The palate opens with a light acidity, giving way to the sweetness of the grape and the dense dignified notes of the oak. The finish is warming and lingering with woodspice, smoke and sweet fruits. Raymond Ragnaud has a classic, pared down packing design, reflective of their small-scale approach. A fantastic vintage Cognac, that will take some beating.