An elegant and rare blend of eaux-de-vie at the peak of flavour. Perfectly marrying the Grande Champagne and Borderies crus, starting at the delicate age of 30 and maturing up to and beyond 50 years old.
“Combining flavours worthy of a truly great cognac, Initiale® Extra harmonises old port wine with truffle and hot fruitcake. Only a few drops are enough to induce an explosion that seems to linger on the palate forever”, Patrice Pinet, Master Blender
The Initiale’s fragrance starts with humid forest and rich truffle aroma, then port wine and cedar wood, followed by spicy hints of hot fruit cake. Courvoisier’s ageing warehouses, with their humid conditions, develop over time, the exquisite aroma of truffles. Deliciously evocative, this aroma is born of the maturation of the very old Borderies grapes at their absolute peak. During the long ageing process, the volume of cognac gradually reduces, making it more concentrated. This gives it the ‘rancio’ aroma – earthy and mushroomy.
This is a GoodDrop Fresh Drop, meaning we have extremely limited stock which won’t be replenished once sold out. Get in quick if you want to try Courvoisier Initiale.
- Gold Medal: 91 points - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition (LAISC) 2019
- Double Gold Medal - SIP Awards 2019
- Double Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2019
- Chairman’s Trophy (CT): 97 Points – Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC) 2019
- Silver Medal - International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019
Tasting Note: Rich & complex. Aromas of humid forest and truffle, port wine, cedar wood & ending with spicy hints: cinnamon, orange peels, dry apricot, fruit cake. Explodes in the mouth. Taste is deep & harmonious; elegant & full of delicacy with a long finish.
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