Cognac Méry Melrose VSOP 70cl
A unique and artisanal Cognac created in harmony with the natural elements from the rolling fields of the Grande Champagne. The Méry Melrose Organic VSOP Cognac is an award winning fine spirit created with exceptional savoir-faire, from a Cognac house that use certified organic Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Montils grape varieties. Striving to produce organically with all of their spirits, their VSOP Cognac is a feel good blend of eaux-de-vie with generous flavor and aroma. It has spent 4 and a half years sleeping in French oak casks; hence its VSOP age denomination.
This Cognac house pride themselves on crafting the Méry Melrose Very Superior Old Pale Cognac solely from eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne; a sure indication of their dedication to quality. This cru is known as the ‘Premier Cru’, and celebrated for its ability to produce very fine Cognacs. Its soil is chalky, with a limestone subsoil that makes for excellent drainage and optimal exposure to the sun.
The presentation is something never before seen; a fitting nod to the prehistoric wall paintings in French caves with a wonderful label and geometric decanter.
How to serve an organic VSOP by Méry Melrose
This Cognac should be enjoyed neat, in a cocktail or over ice. It goes very well with pigeon, duck or foie gras as a food pairing.
Eye: Burnished gold. An indicator of the fresh flavor and aroma of what is to come.
Nose: Longer ageing process is necessary with Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie, and this is evident as the notes of vanilla, honey, cinnamon come through. A lively taste of fruit balances woody notes. Dried apricots and figs meets rose petal and spiced bread.
Palate: The initial taste will envelop your taste buds with warm spices and tropical fruit. Demerara sugar and persimmon edge their way in as you continue to sip. The finish is long, fruity and gently sweet, almost like a ripe grape.
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