Gilles Brisson Cognac VS and VSOP rated on Drinkhacker

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July 24, 2016
By: Franck's Signature Wines


Gilles Brisson Cognac  VS - B+

"A bit rough and tumble, but it'll work in a pinch. Initially a tad alcoholic and overtly woody on the nose, it opens up with time to reveal ample fruit and spice. The body leads the way with simple apple and cinnamon notes, vanilla touched with a bit of lemon peel, gingerbread, and grapefruit notes. The finish isn't altogether clear, though, with a somewhat grainy character that isn't unpleasant but which takes the focus off the fruit. I'd use this as a solid mixer or for straight sipping in a pinch." - Christopher Null, Drinkhacker, July 24, 2016

Gilles Brisson Cognac  VSOP - A

"A clear step-up, this Cognac offers immediately more maturity, its nose distinguished by more well-integrated wood notes complementing winey characteristics and well-matured fruit notes (think sultanas and figs). The body is seductive and dusky with notes of sherry, dried cherries, orange peel, and ample ginger. On the finish, a gentle coffee character comes to the fore, lingering alongside a complement of dried citrus. Lovely balance, and an outstanding value." - Christopher Null, Drinkhacker, July 24, 2016

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