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The idea behind Cognac Park is to create light, straightforward and unadulterated Cognacs that are affordable to all people.
Produced by Distillerie Tessendier et Fils, one of their most popular expressions amongst Flaviaristas is their XO Cigar Blend, made from the most exceptional grapes and works very well with cigars from Honduras.
If you are a bit of a sweet tooth grab a piece of dark chocolate and you'll be swept off your feet. Another one of the favorites is the Cognac Borderies, which is aged for 15 years and boy does this silky spirit leave you thirsty for more.
The goal here was to create a Cognac that celebrated the flavors of the Borderies region and they may have just created the shortest way to escape to the West of France.
Despite the small size of the region, it has gained a reputation for a distinctive light, floral flavor that Cognac Park have really made their own here. It’s even been described as an ideal Cognac to transition between a VSOP and XO range.
Distillerie Tessendier et Fils, which makes Cognac Park, is located in the North-East of Cognac, France. Cognac Park is produced by a family-owned company Tessendier, whose lineage goes back to the year 1880.
Gaston Tessendier was a teacher of mathematics who became a proud owner of a vineyard in Cognac.
He looked after the grapes by himself, while still working as a teacher, but his business became so successful that he began expanding his vines, eventually opening a distillery to produce the first Tessendier Wines and Cognacs.
Gaston provided his Cognac to different Cognac houses in the region, fast becoming recognized for the quality of his products.
The Tessendier family sold their stock to different Cognac houses up until 2005, when two Tessendier brothers decided to produce and bottle their Cognac under their own brands. A range of six brands was created, of which Cognac Park is one.
All their Cognacs are produced from grapes that are free of chemicals and pesticides, and the range is surprisingly large, incorporating ten different expressions from a VS up to an XO and a Grande Champagne blend.