The Distillerie du Peyrat has distilled Cognacs for several decades
but the family has been present as distillers in the Charentes region since 1705. After having distilled Cognac for bigger, well known brands, the owner, Jean-Francois Rault, decided to produce and market his own Cognac with a rather unique specialization in the Cognac area: the production of Organic Cognacs. Distillerie du Peyrat now produces exclusively 100% organic Cognacs. Located in a small village 10km East of Cognac on the banks of a river, du Peyrat produces, distills and ages their eaux de vie with the respect of the environment and the intense expression of the terroir.
About the product: Location of the vineyard: in the Fins Bois delimited area of production, just a few km away from the delimited Grande Champagne area, also known as the first cru.
Terroir: because of its proximity to the Grande Champagne area, the vineyard benefits from 2 terroirs, producing assemblages (blends) that have strength and fullness, but will yet be round, supple and mature quicker than cognacs from the Grande Champagne.
Production: about 160 000 bottles per year
House style: subtle, fruity
Organic and more:
Cognac du Peyrat is certified organic by the USDA, and the strict European organization, Ecocert.
The distillery has also committed to:
- Choosing “green” electricity produced by sustainable methods.
- Installing photovoltaic solar panels.
- Adopting the use of recycled paper.
A blend of young and lively cognacs; fresh and surprisingly round due to a special, fatty distillation process.
92 points. Great value.
"Aromas are redolent of ripe juicy apricots with hints of tropical fruit. Rich and sweet in the mouth, flavors are pristine and focused with stone fruit, white tea and fresh flowers shining through. Smooth and balanced. Excellent, highly recommended."
Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2015
A minimum of 7 years old.
Vanilla, plum, apricot aromas - refined, light, mellow and round on the palate.
95 Points / Best of 2017
"This easy-drinking Cognac smells like dessert—think caramel, baked pear and marzipan. Fleeting sweetness on the feather-light palate echoes those aromas as delicious vanilla, almond and creamy flan wind into a zingy citrus finish accented by ginger." (Wine Enthusiast, 2017)
"Highly Recommended / 4 stars" (Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal, 2017)
"91 points" (Cigar & Spirits Magazine, 2014)
"Excellent! 90 Points" (Ultimate Spirit Challenge, 2010)
"Highly Recommended / 4 stars" (Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal, 2009)
375mL decanter. A minimum of 15 years old:
4 stars. Highly Recommended.
"Tawny / ocher color; impeccably clean. Initial whiffs detect dry but charred aromas of braised meat, brown sugar, honey glazed ham, and rum barrel; secondary inhalations following more aeration encounter equally deep fragrances of cherry wood, pipe tobacco, and meringue. Entry is supple in texture, more bittersweet than dry, and reminiscent of dried figs and / or dates; midpalate accentuates the acute bittersweet aspect via flavors of nougat, candied walnut, dates, chamomile, and dark caramel candy. Finishes long, intensely bittersweet, peppery / spicy, and toasted." (Paul Pacult, Spirit Journal 2018)
97 points. “...this is a beauty, rich in Sherry and birch beer-like notes, dappled with cinnamon and allspice. The dry finish suggests accents of cocoa and leather.” (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)