Dudognon Reserve 10 Year Cognac
The immediately recognizable delicate, pale straw color continues to the cognac's lovely, but understated aromas, sea salt, lemon skin, and violet over the rich butterscotch flavors of more manipulated brandies. The palate starts with tones of vanilla, French oak, and more floral tones. It then finishes with a fairly hard mineral/tannic kick. A very good cognac. Shows Grande Champagne's strength as a younger spirit without the handicapping of sugary additions.