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Fine French Cognacs: Tesseron Cognac Master Blend 100’s Grande Champagne Reserve And Tesseron EXTRÊME Grande Champagne 1er Cru

Master Blend 100’s is the name given to a highly prized collection of Tesseron cognacs, created by the company’s founder, Abel Tesseron at the end of the 19th century. These rare cognacs have been carefully treasured by Abel Tesseron and bottled by the third generation, Alfred Tesseron.

Within the ancestral Tesseron reserve, there is a unique collection of heavy glass demijohns, which house a living company archive – a testimonial to Abel Tesseron. Master Blend 100’s is a selection from the 100 best Grande Champagne blend of the Tesseron reserve coming from 4 demijohns. Only 143 bottles of MB 100’s are available for the world.

 The splendid, heavy glass flagons, carefully sealed to avoid any evaporation, continue to preserve the ancient, matchless cognacs contained within. They are a real and rare treasure, having attained optimal maturity. A visit to the Paradis ‘s cellars is a moving experience. It is as if visiting a bygone era. These magnificent vessels, with their rare and priceless contents are from another century, their labels hardly legible.

Rather than a balloon glass, we select a tulip glass, the bowl elongated to the rim, in which all the nuances of Tesseron Cognac’s complex aroma can be captured. The liquid is poured gently to allow its extraordinary colour to be appreciated, a deep, clear topaz with golden highlights, the result of the distillates’ slow ageing in old oak casks. Then, with the glass cupped in the palm of the hand, we make a slight rotating movement. The first aromas are released. We then delicately inhale the precious elixir several times. It is so rare that even specialists only speak of it as a memory of flavours long sought and never found. Velvety and supple on the palate, its exceptional mellowness is matched only by its infinitely complex depth. Its ‘’rancio’’ nose, the result of long years of ageing in oak casks, is smooth and harmonious. It opens up in waves of countless secondary aromas, whose tones get stronger and stronger, and then ends with a nice, soft finish. Its exceptionally long-lingering taste is an irrefutable pledge of quality.

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This entry was posted on April 4, 2011 by in Cognacs, Grande Champagne, Tesseron and tagged , , , , .
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