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Raymond Ragnaud 1991

Cognac - Grande Champagne - Premier Cru de Cognac - Vintage - Raymond Ragnaud

A Cognac distilled from the 1991 harvest only and composed of Grande Champagne Cognac exclusively.

$115.60
0,70L bottle with box
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Raymond Ragnaud

Raymond Ragnaud

In the 1860s the Ragnaud family owned a small vineyard in Grande Champagne of Cognac, a cru not yet classified Premier Cru but recognized by all the professionals of the time as the best Cru in the Cognac Region and which would later be classified Premier Cru because of its exceptional qualities.

The vineyard then, as now, was planted with Folle Blanche and Ugni-Blanc, a grape variety resistant to phylloxera, a deadly disease that plagued the entire Cognac vineyard at the time.

It was in 1920 that Paul Ragnaud settled at Château in Ambleville followed in 1941 by his son Raymond, who decided to create the Raymond Ragnaud brand by bottling the eaux de vie of his heritage under his name.

In 1963, his wife, later helped by his two children, Françoise and Jean-Marie, increased the vineyard by successive purchases to 47 hectares spread over 3 properties: Ambleville, Criteuil la Madeleine and Lignères-Sonneville on the famous limestone hillsides of Grande Champagne.

For the past 30 years, Françoise Ragnaud-Bricq has remained true to her ancestral roots, managing her three vineyards and perpetuating the traditions of know-how of a family established in Ambleville for over 150 years in the vineyards of Grande Champagne Premier Cru.

Description Raymond Ragnaud 1991.

The house Raymond Ragnaud has a unique collection of vintages from 1990 to 2006 without interruption. To preserve their authenticity, no caramel, wood or sugar is added. Only a slight reduction with distilled water is carried out, with no pressure filtration or chilling. 

Like all Cognacs from the house of Raymond Ragnaud, this 1991 vintage is made from grapes grown exclusively in the prestigious Grande Champagne cru, a sumptuous blend of eaux-de-vie from the 1991 harvest. The bottle format is fairly classic and faithful to tradition, while a fairly exhaustive label concerning product details will attract the most discerning connoisseurs. 

Behind a beautiful golden amber color, this Cognac opens with a full, fragrant nose, perfectly illustrating the terroir of Grande Champagne: aromas of leather, plum, muscat grapes and tobacco dominate. There's also a hint of white pepper and a chalky mineral note, recalling the chalky, mineral soils of Grande Champagne and adding complexity.  

The palate is rich and unctuous, with a mouth-filling texture. Notes of cherries in alcohol, caramel, plums, Secs and candied fruits take hold. A hint of cigar smoke mingles with delicious floral and honeyed scents. A few earthy, iodized notes also make their appearance. The finish lingers on smoky, woody and gingerbread notes. Powerful and racy, a first-rate digestif!

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