Vaudon Fins Bois Cognac XO
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The main Vaudon estate is in the Fins Bois sub-region. This, their longer-aged, very fine XO uses eaux de vie distilled exclusively from Fins Bois grapes.
This Fins Bois XO replaces their previous, 'Multi-Cru' version, which blended Fins Bois eaux de vie with other Cognac subregions. This XO now expresses purely the terroir of Fins Bois.
Pierre Vaudon, Maître de Chai of Cognac Voyer, is also responsible for his family estate, along with his father, Bernard. The family can trace their distilling origins in the region back to 1771, and have produced exceptional Cognacs all along - their 1811 vintage won a gold medal in the fair of 1913. As with the eaux-de-vie of François Voyer, Pierre uses an old style of distillation on the lees learned from his grandfather, which gives a rich, elegant eau-de-vie. The main Vaudon estate is in the Fins Bois, in the region just to the north of the Champagnes originally called the Premières Bois; Vaudon produces both single cru Fins Bois Cognacs and ‘multicru’ blends of these and Grande Champagne.
In contrast to the intense elegance of the Grande Champagne, the Fins Bois region produces fruitier, naturally sweeter eaux-de-vie. Pierre ages these in both tight- and loose-grain oak barrels, using both new and old before blending to create his Cognacs.
Grape Variety: Ugni Blanc
Tasting Notes: The flavours are interesting and enjoyable: delicate with nice notes of violets, mango, walnuts and candied orange peel. The nose is firstly floral and then fruity and subtle. The attack is soft and silky; the exotic notes are very present and stay with you for several minutes in the mouth.
Awards: International Spirits Challenge 2017 – Silver
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