Leyrat, the traditional cognac of Francis Abecassis
Formed in 2000 with the purchase of the cognac Réviseur - 90 hectares in Petite Champagne - the Francis Abecassis estates have become a major player in the cognac business, not hesitating to shake up the traditions of this appellation dominated by a few houses several hundred years old.
Today they extend over 240 hectares, thanks in particular to the purchase, in 2002, of the 92 hectares of Fins Bois vines of Leyrat Cognac. In 2005, the group launched ABK6, a brand synonymous with an easy-drinking style with fruity and woody notes and the "single estate" concept designed to appeal to younger connoisseurs.
Wanting to distinguish himself from his peers Francis Abecsassis is the first to present his cognacs in trendy design bottles inspired by perfumery.
Renowned for its exceptional cognacs, Domaine Leyrat produces a XO Vieille Réserve de qualité that delivers the quintessence of its terroir. Of great elegance and complexity, Leyrat XO cognac offers vanilla and wood aromas with notes of honey and orange peel. Its very long finish has a beautiful fullness with vanilla and brioche notes. It is sold for 92 euros per bottle.
Always in search of innovation, Francis Abecassis, assisted by his daughter Elodie, has created "ice cognac" for an "on the rocks" consumption with a limited edition. And more recently, after months of intense research, the family has developed, with its cellar master Christian Guérin, the first cognac liqueur with honey. A bottle blending a subtle and refined cognac with the intensity of honeys from the Charente forest to give an original product of pure delicacy with a floral nose of jasmine and violet with notes of spicy fruit and candied orange. Can be drunk neat, "on the rocks", or in cocktails, ABK6 Honey is sold for 29.50 euros.
Source : lopinion.fr