Merlet St Sauvant 44,3% 70cl

Merlet St Sauvant 44,3% 70cl

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Sélection Saint Sauvant is a blend of cognacs from the Merlet family that have reached optimum maturity. Developed by Gilles and his sons Pierre and Luc, fifth generation of Distillateurs Merlet, each blend is unique and produced in limited series. It is the result of an expert and rigorous selection among the cognacs they have inherited from their family’s activity. Each new blend is numbered, a guarantee of the rarity of this exceptional cognac. Bottled in 2016, Blend No. 2 is made of: very old blended cognacs (12%), 10 years old Petite Champagne (30.4%), 10 years old Grande Champagne (10.2%), Fins Bois 2001 (10.7%), Petite Champagne 1993 (10.2%), Fins Bois 1992 (10.1%), Borderies 1984 (4%), blended Petite Champagne 1971 and 1973 (8%) and Fins Bois 1948 (4, 3%). Blend No. 2 is unique and produced in limited series.

 

SERVICE

Merlet Sélection Saint Sauvant cognac, Assemblage n°2 is enjoyed neat.

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Orange brown
Nose: Intense and complex, dominated by spices (vanilla, Sichuan pepper and cinnamon) and a slight hint of wood, followed by ripe fruits (apricot, candied orange) and some floral notes (jasmine)
Palate: Soft, round and finely wooded. Notes of “rancio charentais” and dried apricots come up in an elegant finish with vegetal notes (linden blossom).

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