“Combining flavor worthy of a truly great cognac, Initiale® Extra harmonizes old port wine with truffle and hot fruitcake. Only a few drops are enough to induce an explosion that seems to linger on the palate forever.”

PATRICE PINET / MASTER BLENDER

The Blend

A rare blend of extremely old eaux-de-vie, aged to perfection and meticulously blended.

An elegant and rare blend of eaux-de-vie at the peak of flavour. Perfectly marrying the Grande Champagne and Borderies crus, starting at the delicate age of 30 and maturing up to and beyond 50 years old.

Tasting Notes

Fragrance start with humid forest and rich truffle aroma, then port wine and cedar wood, followed by spicy hints of hot fruit cake.

Truffles

Our aging warehouses, with their humid conditions, develop over time, the exquisite aroma of truffles.

Hot Fruitcake

Deliciously evocative, this aroma is born of the maturation of the very old Borderies grapes at their absolute peak.

Old Port Wine

During the long aging process, the volume of cognac gradually reduces, making it more concentrated. This gives it the ‘rancio’ aroma – earthy and mushroomy.

Awards

2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Double Gold

2019 Luxury Masters

Gold Initiale Extra

2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards

Gold