An exceptional cognac, patience and years have allowed this first crus to attain smoothness and concentrate its aromas such as orange peel. It expresses the full elegance and long finish of the Grande Champagne. Created solely from Eaux-de-vie from the premier cru of the Cognac region, Grande Champagne.
As one would expect from such a well-aged Cognac, it’s seductively dark on the eye. The precious liquid boasts the wonderful notes of ranico that only occurs after many years aging in oak barrels. This is a Cognac that delights on all levels; The decanter presentation is simple and classic, and if you’ve not yet discovered the delights of the house of Normandin Mercier, then the very first sip is sure to turn you into a fan. Elegant and classic, this Cognac will appeal to anyone who loves the finer things in life.
Eye: Deep golden, well-aged colour
Nose: Delicious notes of rancio and orange peel
Palate: Powerful, well-rounded, with exceptionally good length of finish
With a history spanning back over 100 years, the house of J Normandin-Mercier has always produced eaux-de-vie from only two of the cognac growing regions; Grande and Petite Champagne. Creating their wares with a 'quality over quantity’ philosophy, the family Normandin has passed their chateau and business down through the generations.
The site of Chateau de la Peraudiere was carefully considered back in the 19th century and was a strategic location aimed directly at the production of superior quality cognac and ease of distribution. Close to the town of La Rochelle, not only is it close to the sea, but also to the rail networks. The town was the major exportation centre of cognac at that time. In addition, the climate in this area lent itself extremely favourable to the distillation and aging process of the cognacs that filled the chateau’s cellars.
J Normandin Mercier Cognac today is still firmly a family-run affair. Using the knowledge and expertise passed down to them over the decades, Edouard, Jean-Marie and Audrey Normandin continue to produce cognacs in exactly the same methods as their ancestors. With this firmly in mind, the estate of Cognac J Normandin-Mercier remains to this day a chateau which welcomes visitors and provides them with personal experience of today’s cognac making industry.