Audry Reserve Speciale Fine Champagne Cognac is made of 50% Grande Champagne, 50% Petite Champagne. It is blend of 15-30 year old Cognacs. Bottled at 40% alc/vol.
The house of A. Edmond Audry was founded in 1878 by the great-great-grandfather of the current owner. In the early 1950s, the Audry Company stopped selling cognac. However some very old stocks were held back in reserve in the hopes that Audry would one day rise again to the fore. That day came in 1978 when Bernard Boisson, a lawyer by training, decided to resurrect the family tradition that had remained dormant for four decades. The family stopped distilling in 1974, so Audry is made from blends of the original reserve and a few lots bought from a small group of Charentais growers.
NOSE: Oak and resin, with notes of vanilla, toasted almonds and bittersweet nougat.
PALATE: Full-bodied, with overtones of caramel, then black tea and ancient oak come to the fore.
FINISH: Delicate, elegant and refined.