Pierre Ferrand Grand Champagne Cognac Ambre
Pierre Ferrand doesn’t use VS, VSOP, or XO on its labels, but this flagship bottling from Grande Champagne has an average age of around 10 years and is about 10% Colombard along with the Ugni Blanc. Golden honey in color, with a floral nose of violet and rose and a bit of fresh-cut flower stem. On the palate, there’s soft plum and apricot, some underlying fruit pastry, and a bit of baking spice at midpalate that carries through the finish. Solid value, compares favorably to most VSOPs, and also works in cocktails.