Perfect harmony and balance of aromas Aroma is everything for cognac. The character of each individual note is shaped by its terroir, grape, cask and years of maturation. This is why Courvoisier takes great care to nurture every possible aroma at every possible stage of the cognac-making process. In recognition of this quality Courvoisier is consistently awarded in numerous spirits competition (IWSC and San Francisco spirits competition).
This rich and soft aroma comes from the natural contact between our cognac and its French oak cask. Over time this softens from a distinct oaky aroma to become more complex and delicate.
Unsurprisingly, this aroma is clearly traced from the perfectly humid conditions of our earth-floored warehouses where our eaux-de-vie ages.
Our insistence on double distilling using the lees, the yeast residue, imparts even greater depth, complexity and sublime notes to our Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne cognac that best resemble the sharply sweet aroma of dried apricot.
Created at the beginning of the 20th century to celebrate the relationships between the COURVOISIER® family and those of Napoleon the first and the third. COURVOISIER® Napoleon has become the benchmark against which other cognacs are measured and it is classically traditional.
Tasting notes: A delicate and subtle bouquet with hints of cigar box, prune, liquorice hazelnut, old port wine, ginger bead and orange blossom. Full bodied and mellow, tender and stylish with a long lingering fine memory.
|NEAT: With such a harmonious symphony of aromas, Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne deserves to be savoured neat, its complex finish allowing it to linger lovingly in the mouth.
Conventional wisdom says that cognac should be enjoyed in a Snifter glass but the best way to savour its rich aromas is to use a tulip cognac glass, because its shape ensures the deep and rich aromas dominate, rather than being overpowered by the alcohol. Try nosing a small serve in both a balloon and tulip glass – you will quickly notice the difference.
|FOOD PAIRINGS: The aromas and flavours of Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne can be perfectly paired with a strong hard cheese, like parmesan, or slightly sweeter cheeses, like Beaufort or Gruyere.