Paul Giraud Tres Rare Cognac
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Paul Giraud
  • Age 40 Year Old
  • Style Cognac
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • grape
  • plums
  • banana
  • nutmeg
  • lavender
  • leather
  • marzipan
  • vanilla
  • rancio

Paul Giraud

Tres Rare Cognac (0.75l, %)
Price $332.99

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Character Goatson
A magnificent forty-year old French Cognac in a stunning decanter.

Paul Giraud has been located in the town of Bouteville in the Cognac region of France for more than two hundred years. They only use grapes grown on their estate, harvested by hand. And they maintain “pure vintage” rules — meaning that Eau d’ Vie from different years are not mixed. Over the centuries, they have built up exceptional inventories of Cognac in their cellars — some many decades old. Importantly, there are gentle, natural springs that flow in and out of their aging cellars that help maintain humidity and temperature and allow the Cognac to age “softly.”

The first thing you notice about Paul Giraud Cognac Tres Rare is the lovely, gently twisting decanter. It is almost an art piece itself. But the spirit inside that lovely decanter is even more special. First, it is an expert combination of ugni blanc, folle blanche, and colombard grapes distilled in small batch copper pot stills. But the aging is simply remarkable — this exceptionally old example of French tradition has aged in those special cellars for an average of forty years. 
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery Paul Giraud
  • Age 40 Year Old
  • Style Cognac
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Rich Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Nutmeg, vanilla, and lavender

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Crazy complex with plum jam, banana, exotic wood, marzipan, leather, baking spices, and more

Finish
Warm, smooth, and seductive
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  • grape
  • plums
  • banana
  • nutmeg
  • lavender
  • leather
  • marzipan
  • vanilla
  • rancio
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Believe it or not, the French aren’t all that fond of Cognac. In fact, they export nearly 90% of their production.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
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.
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy (distilled wine). It is only produced in the wine-growing region surrounding this town. Cognac must be made from specified grapes, be twice distilled in copper pot stills, and be aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most Cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
There are three different qualities of Cognac recognized by law: V.S. (very special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and X.O. (Extra Old).
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Character Dogson
Believe it or not, the French aren’t all that fond of Cognac. In fact, they export nearly 90% of their production.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
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.
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy (distilled wine). It is only produced in the wine-growing region surrounding this town. Cognac must be made from specified grapes, be twice distilled in copper pot stills, and be aged at least two years in French oak barrels. Most Cognacs are aged considerably longer than the minimum legal requirement.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
There are three different qualities of Cognac recognized by law: V.S. (very special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and X.O. (Extra Old).
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