Cognac Park is the flagship brand of Distillerie Tessendier, a Cognac house established in 1880. Today, in its fourth generation of ownership, the Tessendier Estate maintains vineyards of more than 60 acres in the heart of one of the most exclusive growing areas of Cognac: the Borderies. Brothers and Master Blenders, Lilian and Jérôme Tessendier, expertly compose their blends with extreme attention to detail at their distillery, located in the town of Jarnac. The wines used in the distillation of Cognac Park come from four crus within the Cognac region: Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois. Each year, the Tessendier family distills its Cognacs from the 3000 hectoliters of wine produced on its own estate in Borderies and buys another 40,000 hl from winemakers in the other crus, maintaining relationships that span several generations.
Cognac Park Traditional Reserve XO Grande Champagne Cognac is made with 100% Ugni Blanc from Grande Champagne. Aged for 12 months in new, medium toast barrels, then transferred to used casks for 20–25 years. 40% alc/vol.
Pair with toasted rustic bread, chopped shiitake mushrooms and Bellota ham. The delicate nutty taste of the Bellota helps reveal the delicate floral notes of PARK XO Grande Champagne. The melting umami of the Shiitake strengthens the creaminess of this cognac.
NOSE: dried apricot, of hazelnuts and of gingerbread.
PALATE: Structured but delicate, jasmine and bergamot notes.
FINISH: Long, and subtly peppery.