Pierre Ferrand - Legendaire Cognac
Légendaire is a stunningly-decadent Grande Champagne Cognac from creators Ferrand, made using some extraordinary eaux-de-vie. The producers mature the spirit in a "zebra" cask; within which the cask staves are progressively replaced every few years, which they say adds more complexity and finesse to the resulting spirit. The incredibly stunning crystal carafe was hand-blown by Waltersperger in Upper Normandy. A must have for any Cognac enthusiast.
Palate: Creamy and full, it follows the impressions of the nose with spicier and woodier notes such as pepper, cloves, cardamom, and paprika, all coated in toffee, almond, vanilla, and acacia honey. It then evolves to a fruitier profile with mandarin, blackberry and hawthorn while oak moss, cocoa and frankincense increase the sensation of depth.
Finish: Lingering, the very old rancio style extends to a repertoire that is both classic, featuring leather, hazelnut, cinnamon and licorice, and original, revealing gooseberry, cantaloupe and honeysuckle.