Wine Enthusiast 96 - Like gingerbread in a glass, this topaz-hued and highly aromatic brandy offers bold baking spice, orange peel and floral notes, and an elegant, spicy finish, with flavors of ginger and clove.
Paul Giraud is a small Cognac producer that has been harvesting its own vineyards to make brandy since 1650. Paul Giraud believes in traditional methods, hand-harvesting in October to ensure the respect of the fruit. The vinification and distillation take place in December and January. The fruit is finally stocked in Limousin oak barrels in humid aging cellars, where the wine will reach its exceptional suppleness.
Rich burnt umber in color with strong chocolate tones on the bouquet and slight honey notes. On the palate, understated caramel gives way to hearty chocolate and a creamy, full mouthfeel. Well-balanced and smooth, with a round finish.