Four bottles of Single Cask, Grande Fine Champagne
Unblended Cognac Produced and Estate bottled by Marcel
Ragnaud, Ambleville-en-Grande Fine Champagne-France, 4/5
quart, 86 proof.
Here is a superlative Grande Fine
Champagne- as remarkable for its history as for its
quality . It came from Sherry Wine & Spirits directly
from the farm of a vineyard owner in the heart of the
Cognac country – the grapes were grown on Monsieur
Ragnaud’s own hillside acres in a great vintage year:
they were pressed and became wine in his own cellars;
the wine was distilled into Cognac in his own pot-still
and put to age in the finest oak cask obtainable.
Until its day of bottling, this
Cognac had never left that cask, never been blended,
never been sweetened nor colored, nor tampered with.
According to importer Frank
Schoonmaker this Cognac “is that rarest of rarities –
an estate-bottled Grande Fine Champagne, impeccable,
authoritative, rich and fine – Cognac at its best.”