Gourry de Chadeville Overproof Cognac

Gourry de Chadeville Overproof Cognac

(0.75l, 55%)


6.5/10
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The sweetest, little Cognac that packs quite a punch.
 
PM Spirits markets itself as a “Provider of Geeky Spirits.Founder Nicolas Palazzi was raised amongst his family’s vineyards if Bordeaux, France, and learned the ins and outs of artisanal Cognac under the tutelage of a man known only as “Mr. X.” After his successful start in Cognac, Nicolas has turned his attention to the “geeky” production of a wide range of strictly limited Rums, Brandies, Whiskies, Armagnacs, Calvados, Liqueurs, Eau de Vie, and a bunch specialty bitters and Vermouths. 
 
Founded in 1619, Gourry de Chadeville is the oldest Cognac House in the region — located in Segonzac, the capital of the Grande Champagne appellation. Bottled at cask strength, Gourry de Chadeville Overproof is produced exclusively for PM Spirits from 100% Ugni Blanc grapes. The wine is double distilled on the lees in a very small — 25 hectoliter — copper pot-still. It ages for a total of three years — thirty months in seasoned Limousin oak and six months in foudre. Last we checked, only 330 bottles made it into the United States last year. How Uncle Flaviar got his hands on it nobody knows. But if you are a Cognac fan, this highly-rated gem needs to be in your liquor cabinet. 

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The large wooden marrying vats in the Cognac region used for blending and final aging are called “foudre.” “Foudre” translates most of the time as “lightning,” but it is also used to indicated “chance” and “”discharge,” which is how the term likely came to Cognac production.

 
  • Category
  • Style
    Cognac
  • Region
    Cognac
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    55%
  • Distillery
    Gourry de Chadeville

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apple
pear
leather
cake
raisin
fire
grain
wheat
dried fruit
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Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Gold.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Raisin, dried apple, saddle leather, and yellow cake.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full and thick for its age with a drying and fruit-forward character… apples and pears.
 
Finish 
Long and light with more apple and a warm burn.

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Ratings & Reviews
Paulo
Paulo,
Not sure I get the point of this. It is very young spirit that did not spend much time in barrel. It has some of the characteristic aromas of a new spirit such as banana peel, a hint of smoke, some saltiness, not very complex. It may appeal for someone that likes young whisky, but when I look for a cognac I want a smooth, refined, complex and well balanced spirit.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Not my cup of... cognac. Tasted like gasoline . My husband didn’t care for it at all either. Just a weird taste and we couldn’t drink it even mixed with something.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
An outstanding bouquet . Reminds me of birthday cake and raisins. It is definitely strong alcoholically, but like an Armagnac I've been drinking (Domaine de Charron that is also about 100 proof) it sips better on the tip of the tongue than on the back. A few drops of water might also lessen the high alcohol and help bring out the flavors. I have been experimenting with the Sazerac cocktail using the Armagnac, and I think this cognac would be very good as well.
 
Max
Max,
There's nothing wrong with something overproof and strong, but in a cognac it feels misplaced, the burn overpowers any of the flavor.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Smells good. Punches hard. Taste is okay
 
Jared
Jared,
I pick up the leather, grain, and fire. Feel it overpowers any of the fruity nuances.
 
David
David,
Reminded me of a “spicy/flame” popcorn taste 🔥
 
Sun
Sun,
Too much raisin
 
James
James,
The most prominent flavor was leather it rank all thru the experience for me it over powered most all other flavors I did however get a mild apple and has a firey end
 
Angela
Angela,
Hits you are at first but still good all around. Good sipping cognac. Has a dark fruit taste.
 
Ron
Ron,
An apple/pear blend aroma and flavors of raisin/dried fruit with spice over caramel and leather. Richer and more complex than I expected based on the light color.
 
Karl
Karl,
First of my samples. Very pleasant - flavors are subtle, not overwhelmed by its over proof
 
Justin
Justin,
this was a very harsh tasting cognac
 
Chris
Chris,
I get a lot of the grape/raisin, a little bit of the figs. I feel like it's better with ice, but definitely drinkable neat.
Chris
Chris,
Apologies, this is wrong. Was doing the sampler and the labels were mixed. The stars are correct, the flavors are not. Correct review below. The smell is fantastic, very sweet and fruity. The actual taste...not quite as good as the smell. I enjoy it with ice or a little bit of dilution. It actually might pair nicely with food, but I'm not sure I'd make an effort to drink it neat and solo.
Angela
Angela,
Harsh without ice. But, leathery with an aftertaste of apple and pear with ice
 
Scott
Scott,
Definitely one of the most interesting cognacs I’ve tried! Very raisiny and a little nutty to me. Amazing that it’s 55%... really didn’t taste like it!
 
David
David,
I'm new to Cognacs. Of the sampler, this was my favorite. The smell is beautiful and rich. To deep a sniff, and the alcohol will singe your nostrils. On your first sip you're initially hit with the wonderful burn of a high proof spirit. But that subsides quickly. Immediately after that the rich flavors of grapes/raisins and a bit of sweetness fill your pallet. After that, the warmth of the alcohol warms you up and you can't help but dive in for another sip!
 
Eron
Eron,
Smooth, light airy, summery flavor, made me think of sitting under a tree in the summer, eating a pear.
 
Carl
Carl,
Very smooth taste very smooth taste
 
Victor
Victor,
Couldn’t drink it. Way too much raisin flavor.
 
Jeffery
Jeffery,
It was a strong, sweet, and smooth with subtle hints as well.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Tasty, warms you up. Good for a cold night, or when you have a cold. Think fruit cake.
 
Justin
Justin,
Liquid Raisins that burn the whole way down! Nice aroma though, like a sweet grassy tequila.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is a very good, cask strength Cognac with an aromatic birth, while a dry & full life, that leads to along & warming death.
 
Muriel
Muriel,
Smells like candy, but burns and warms going down... reminds me of college cheap liquor shots
 
Greg
Greg,
I'm very new to cognac, just 2 of tasting box under my belt, but this particular one was quite good! As I said, I'm learning, but I found the flavor both pleasing and complex, which coming from Scotch, is exactly what you're looking for! Try it!
 
Florette
Florette,
Very strong but great flavor
 
Gary
Gary,
Hey I don’t understand the bad reviews, this was an interesting and complex cognac. There was a lovely new taste every part of my tongue it touched.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very unique cognac... while I appreciate the over proofing, not my ideal cognac. Definitely worth a taste.
 
Chad
Chad,
Tastes great but strong
 
Scott
Scott,
This one needs to warm up in your hand a bit before you can completely enjoy it. Initial taste seemed harsh to me but it smoothed right out into a fantastic dram. Fruity & spicy.
 
Jon
Jon,
Cask strength status. Amazing notes. Sweet, fire, fruit- pure awesome. I think it’s young
 
Brady
Brady,
Wow. First, this cognac is an extremely sweet one. It is also spicier than the Paul Beau VSOP (included in Boutique Eau de Vie tasting pack) Aroma: Bananas, dark caramel, raisins, hint of dried apple and fruit. Taste: intense sweetness, intense spiciness, banana and raisin. Lingering notes include more juicy raisin, and you can bet that spice is long lasting. This cognac being overproof most likely intensifies the spice. I can see why this is not for everyone, but this guy loved it!
 
Amy
Amy,
Smoother than I expected, but I’m not one for that strong a sipping drink.
 
Corey
Corey,
Raisins, butterscotch. Not my favorite
 
James
James,
Did not like this one
 
Michael
Michael,
In a word - NO - there is no subtly, only harsh - it tastes like alcoholic medicine. I would not waste your money.
 
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