In a nutshell: A rich, full and fruity VS Cognac from a well regarded family owned producer.
The lowdown: As an entry level Cognac this scertainly has a lot going for it. On the nose it has vanilla spice and some dried fruit aromas, with just a hint of apricot and subtle oak. With a well structured body it's mellow and rich on the palate but with a fruity, light elegant touch.
After starting out as a wine and brandy broker in 1954 Maxime Trijol started his distilling operation in 1962 in Saint-Martial-sur-Né a few kilometres to the south of the town of Cognac itself. In 1972 Maxime's son Jean-Jaques took over the business to be joined in 2013 by his daughters Anne-Sophie and Pauline. They boast 22 stills at their distillery and can justifiably claim to be one of the largest family owned operations in the region.