Vallein-Tercinier VT46°

This VT 46 is one of the new products from cognac house Vallein-Tercinier. Their master blender married two batches of old cognac from the Bons Bois and Fins Bois zones (one 15 years old, the other 25 years). It’s natural colour and non-chillfiltered.



Vallein Tercinier VT 46 cognacVallein-Tercinier VT 46
(46%, OB 2017)

Nose: a fruit basket of peaches, unripe banana, bright lime. Orange lemonade even. Not all fruits though, there is also a hint of chamomile, musty cellar and light Mediterranean herbs (aniseed). Mint and verbena. Even a subtle top note of floral honey and blossomy hand cream.

Mouth: very fruity again, on mango, oranges, passion fruits and pink grapefruit. Great juicy character. Still a bit of mint, a little ginger, but the herbalness of the nose is less here. Very straightforward, not to say simple, but very sippable.

Finish: medium long, still fruit bomb material with light oak.

They’ve perfectly captured the bright (slightly tropical) fruitiness of the Hors d’Âge (or even the Lot 65). It’s slightly rougher and a little more oaky, but it has a similar profile. Well done. My daily cognac is currently Hors d’Âge, I may switch to this VT46. Around € 75-85 depending on your market. In Belgium we get this from Wine4You. The rest of the world should check TWE.