The barrel spices really come through on the aroma with the fruit being on the more rich and dark side and less fresh and bright. Dark honey is detected almost immediately on the tongue before the rush to the finish happens with a robust, spice-filled taste. Maison Ragnaud-Sabourin is a family-owned cognac house and they only bottle cognacs from the Grande Champagne region. The Fontvieille is named for their oldest plantation of vineyards on the estate and the cognac is comprised from three grapes: 60% ugni blanc and 40% folle blanche and colombard. Though they have classified this as an XO, the number on the bottle (35) is the minimum age of the cognac.
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