Ragnaud Sabourin K&L Exclusive Reserve Speciale #20 Cognac (750ml) SKU #1137468

$89.99

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Tasting Notes

The vineyards of Ragnaud-Sabourin stretch far over the hills in Grand Champage, 33 hectares of Ugni Blanc with a bit of Folle Blanche as far as the eye can see. This estate is known throughout France for having the goods and we couldn't have been more impressed after visiting the property this past spring. Today the estate is run by Annie Sabourin, who is the daughter of the late Marcel Ragnaud, and she makes sure every drop lives up to the property's reputation. The collection of Ragnaud-Sabourin selections we tasted were spellbinding, easily one of the most polished portfolios we've ever come across. The Reserve Speciale No. 20 is a 20-year-old expression with supreme delicacy and elegance. The fruit is dainty, but never faint or flat, while the vanilla and caramel provide the backbone of the brandy's structure. It's simply delightful Cognac, but never overly rich or sumptuous. It's not decadent, yet it's memorable and haunting. I think it perfectly represents the quality for which Ragnaud-Sabourin is widely recognized. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    8/26/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    A delicate, soft and pretty noise. In the mouth the Ragnaud is soft and delicate with a mouth feel that is almost creamy. This Cognac is very easy to drink and enjoy and is elegance in a bottle.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    8/20/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    I just tried this fantastic cognac this morning. Better than cornflakes! It has a lovely, delicate nose of cinnamon, orange peel and apricot. Vanilla, caramel and stone fruit on the palate. Very feminine and a great contrast to the much more common heavy, sweet caramel cognac styles. Sip it, sip it, sip it. Great stuff!
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    7/30/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    If you love great Cognac and don't need a famous name on the label, the Reserve Speciale 20 from Ragnaud Sabourin is one of the most compelling deals in the store. Worthy of the most special occasions, this has depth of fruit, lovely French vanilla and spice as well as an ease of drinking and balance usually only found at double the price.

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