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N.V. Pierre Ferrand Grande Champagne Cognac Selection des Anges

Ugni Blanc

  • France
  • Cognac
  • Grande Champagne Cognac
Drink between 2005 - 2019 (Edit)
CT95 17 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 12

  • jerryjerry2 wrote:

    December 27, 2020 - There should be a differenciation made between the old and new bottlings of this Cognac.
    (The old version is bottled in old stile glass botles with air-bubbles inside the glass).
    See the picture with the Pierre Ferrand Ancestral tasting notes.
    The more recent bottling with the green label, to me was very disappointing, and cannot live up to the high class of the wonderfull old bottling, I tasted around the year 2000.

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  • wmccone54 wrote: 88 points

    August 8, 2017 - Disappointing given some of the rave reviews. BTG restaurant purchase after dinner. Too much woodiness for my palate and certainly more than I remember based on other curvees I've had from this producer. Smooth, light and flavorful with notes of orange peel, and toffee. I found the wordiness a bit of a distraction.

  • jsjoe Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 10, 2016 - Very smooth cognac with not much after-burn. Unusually nice at this Price range and great value.

  • jsjoe wrote: 97 points

    February 1, 2014 - In sum, light, pure, and smooth. No after-burns whatsoever. Silky, light velvety descent from a flight that begins with a colonial maple tint under a lamp, vibrant on the nose, and sweet spices, rich dried fruits and vanilla, muted nuts and honey, all quite nicely caressing on the back palate that ends in perhaps the smoothest finish and descent of any cognac in the club. Angelic indeed.

  • numen wrote: 68 points

    September 4, 2013 - from a purchased sample

    Nose: Toffee and brown sugar flambe crust, a touch light, along with some gentle quince and plum jam. Cinnamon, spice, stewing orange in brown sugar syrup. Fairly well balanced with general orange and light-brown tones, and some oak influence. Diluted, yet otherwise fine here. Whiff of some artificial sweetness in the trail. Decent and otherwise pleasant, just shows all the usual elements of an over-light and over-watered blend.

    Palate: Spice and odd funky wood. Off-sweet, off-bitter, just... strangely funky. There are some of the usual fruit notes - orange (burned skin), cherry, quince, and some strange artificial sweet taste along with sugar-sweet water. Ah, the common mark of the common cognac.

    Finish: Some wood, providing balance, sappy watery sweetness, and some indistinct grape and plum. The funky note, sweetness, and watery quality make this a rather disappointing tipple. The 1840 showed promise, but I'm not sure what happened here. Bad sample?

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  • By Jason Wilson
    Unraveling the Secrets of Cognac (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

    (NV Pierre Ferrand Selection Des Anges Fortified/spirits) Subscribe to see review text.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Patricia Savoie
    December 2008 (link)

    (NV Pierre Ferrand Grande Champagne Selection des Anges) At 30 years, displays honey aromas and ripe, lush fruit. Named for the “angel’s share,” the wine that evaporates during the aging process. Cognac's Star in Ascendance

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type Spirits
  • Producer Pierre Ferrand
  • Varietal Ugni Blanc
  • Designation Selection des Anges
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Grande Champagne Cognac
  • UPC Code 695521152613

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 38 (57%)
  • Consumed 28 (42%)

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