When I was writing to Santa this year, I was in a big dilemma. I already knew that I would like to have a new unique spirit to enjoy cold evenings and pair it with my favorite chocolate. There are many offers, and my Santa has limitations only for one bottle. After tons of research and plenty of reviews read, I found the Tesseron family, with their exceptional – Tesseron Royal Blend Rare Cognac. Please enjoy our Tesseron Royal Blend Review.
Tesseron Distillery Overview
I heard about them before, but I didn’t pay much attention to them until now. I found out that they have one of the biggest and oldest collections of “Eaux-de-vie”. The Tesseron family is growing all three traditional Cognac grape varieties Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard, which is rare because Folle Blanche and Colombard have almost disappeared in the region as they are difficult to grow but very important for a good blend. Their vineyards are in the Cognac region of Grand Champagne. There are the best grapes for this liquid gold. Till 2001 they were selling their old “Eaux-de-vie” to other big cognac families.
XO and Beyond
That is when they decided to proudly represent their house and sell their own labels. So, they are pretty much new in this business, however, with a long tradition and one of the largest collections of aged cognac reserves in the world. I think this brand has a bright and successful future, and they are maybe undervalued right now. One of the big pros is also that they are selling only high-end XO and beyond cognacs. Not to mention that they have some of more than 175 years old spirits.
Tesseron Royal Blend Rare Cognac
My choice was Tesseron Royal Blend Rare Cognac. There are only 1000 bottles of this extraordinary blend on the market and I am the lucky one, who can enjoy it. The price is around 800€ and I must say it’s fair. It’s bottled in hand-blown glass “Bonbonnes”, specially commissioned from a French master glassblower and it’s an art by itself. Royal Blend spends the early months in new Limousin oak casks and later completes its aging for two generations in “Tierçons”, the oldest and the most precious barrels. It comes from a selection of some fifty Grande Champagne Cognacs with components between 50 and 100 years of age.
Tesseron Royal Blend Rare Cognac Tasting Notes
Tesseron Royal Blend Rare Cognac is multi-layered, nicely rounded with full of floral aromas, and immediately after it nice fruity experience. There are some apricots with almonds or perhaps dry walnuts, which determines some great age. Of course, you will find some wood, tobacco or more like cigar box well rounded with a long aftertaste where some flowers kick again. Well, it’s more like summer or spring Cognac, but from all perspectives, it’s a sumptuous-luxurious Brandy and I think mine won’t see summer anyway. The finish is decently long with some dried apricots and more oak.
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Tesseron Royal Blend Review Card
- PACKAGING – BOTTLE – 9.1/109.1/10
- ON THE NOSE – 9.3/109.3/10
- ON THE PALATE– 9.1/109.1/10
- FINISH – 9.1/109.1/10
- VALUE – 9.1/109.1/10
Oh, did I mention Tesseron Royal Blend Rare Cognac was originally commissioned for the royal family (whose identity remains secret)? What do I have in common with Queen Elizabeth II? Most likely we drink the same cognac. Cheers, Your Highness! Joke aside, as you can see, Tesseron Royal Blend Review is great. if you have a chance to taste it, I strongly recommend.