Translating to very venerable, this Cognac is a blend of very old Cognacs from the Grande Champagne region. It has benefited from maximum barrel ageing of around 55 years, and expresses the nobility of a truly great eaux-de-vie when it has reached the peak of development.
The bouquet is intense yet lightly floral, giving way to complex scents of underwood, raisins, vanilla, liquorice, honey, and rancio notes. On the palate, it is mellow and round as a result of long ageing. It has an extraordinarily long finish tinged with liquorice and dried fruits, with all of the complexity of a truly great Cognac.