Jean-Luc Pasquet produces this Cognac expression from Grande Champagne eau de vie, taking two vintages of Cognac, every no less than 7 years previous, and mixing them collectively, the thought being that Pasquet can discover a higher sense of steadiness by combining the types of two vintages. All of it’s natural.
Let’s see how Jean-Luc has achieved with this launch.
As Cognac goes, L’Natural 07 is a really approachable expression — albeit a curious one, with a nostril that provides an oaky core countered by black tea, carrot, toasted spice, and bacon fats components. The palate surprises with a burst of dried flowers and a delicate, soothing chocolate character, each diverging from the somewhat savory components on the nostril. Gentle notes of pink fruits, incense, and additional floral components construct on the tongue, with the end finally giving method to some gentle caramel notes. Easygoing however once more fairly floral on the fade-out, there’s a little bit little bit of all the things within the combine to offset a few of that fragrant pungency.