On 24 September 2011 a single bottle of Cognac Croizet dating back to the single harvest of 1858 (Cuvee Leonie) was sold at auction in Shanghai, China for 1 million yuan (approx. $156,760). This cognac is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive cognac sold at auction. We can provide the certificate. According to author Joseph Scott "Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower plotted the allies victory in World War 2 over an 1858 Croizet that had been secreted out of France by the French Underground."
Carefully preserved by the Croizet family in their "Paradis" this unique room houses pre-phylloxera eaux-de-vie dating back to 1858.
A century and a half has passed since the vines yielded the precious grapes that have made this exclusive cognac. Each bottle of Cuvée Léonie by Cognac Croizet represents a time which no longer exists. Every glass opens up the senses to a unique array of aromas and tastes that can never be recreated.
Tasting notes: Tasting Notes by Francis Audemard an official independent tasting expert to the French courts of law
Nose: Very good first impression, very lively, surprising for a cognac so old
1. Notes of dried roses and poppies
2. Fruity notes of coconut, passionflower, quince
3. Woody notes of sandalwood & cedar
4. Finally, in the empty glass, balsamic and nutmeg
Palate: Cognac that remains full of vigor, a great deal of ‘fattiness’ (physical sensation of a thick liquid on the palette coming from concentration through evaporation over the years) and mellowness. Exceptional length; Magnificent elegance; Very distinct.
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