A blend of Tesseron's sublime stocks of Grande Champagne Cognac distilled in the 1950s. This is what the Tesseron family call their "two generations" Cognac and it is truly a Cognac that borders on perfection! It is incredibly complex, powerful, round and long and includes s...
A blend of Tesseron's sublime stocks of Grande Champagne Cognac distilled in the 1950s. This is what the Tesseron family call their "two generations" Cognac and it is truly a Cognac that borders on perfection! It is incredibly complex, powerful, round and long and includes some Colobard adding both richness and texture. Here the Grande Champagne terroir really comes into its own, the wine having fully opened, with layer after layer of rich, hedonistic waves of nuts, mixed peel, raisins, dark chocolate, charcoal and wild honey notes. For all of its mouth coating richness and intensity, there is a knock out, pillowy texture and perfect spirit integration. Like many great wines, there is somehow both tremendous elegance and power on show in the one glass. A massive step up from the excellent Lot 76. Both sizes come in a magnificent 'blown' bottle packaged in a beautiful presentation box.
"This is a blend of Grande Champagne Cognac distilled in the 1950s. 'This comes from some of our best lots and some of our best blends. This is very much the origin of our range, and for some difference, only about 4% colombard' says Melanie Tesseron. Burnt umber colour. Warm, hearty, earthy, woody aromas with lifted spice, hints of caramel, pepper and high tones of fresh honeycomb and citrus rind. Almost unctuous texture here, a sweetness in the warmth, mellow and succulent, oak sits through the wine but this is much more supple and softened with honey and burnt, charry flavours - lots of depth here, sits smooth and medium-weighted in the palate with ease of drinking at the forefront. Long lingering dried fruit, spice flavours; mellow and delicious. A lovely, subtle, wintery Cognac." Mike Bennie, The Winefont
"... the Lot 53 is pure silk, which at this alcohol level is very dangerous indeed. The complex aromatics can fill a room."
95 Points. Robert Parker.
"The perfect sipping and sniffing cognac. This is very cheap for a top notch cognac. This one delivers red fruits, peppery spice, candied peel, all threaded with harmonious oak and a gentle warm glow. Lovely *****." Scotland on Sunday.
"...showing more finesse and liveliness than (Lot No. 76), finishing on citrussy, nutty notes" Nicholas Faith: [Decanter]
"there is an old cognac in the Tesseron range that is subtle and complex and probably (for aficionados) good value. But for my money, the best value is this brooding (Lot 53).