For you, with passion, humility, respect for his Earth, The Maison Drouet produces

Cognacs & Pineaux des Charentes
1er Cru

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Paradis de Famille | Cognac XO Hors d’Âge

Excellence as a family inheritance

  • Color : dark, coppery, tinged with mahogany.
  • Aroma : exceptional bouquet dominated by "rancio", fruity notes: citrus, very ripe plums, with a spicy base: cinnamon, precious wood, tobacco.
  • Taste : delicacy, power and enduring length marked by an extraordinary mellowness.

Strong personality

Composed of eaux-de-vie distilled in 1969 by Gérard Drouet in his 4-hl still heated by wood and coal. To be savoured slowly in the company of experienced connoisseurs.

    Please note :
  • • Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition - USA 2016
  • • Gold Medal – French Independent Winegrowers Contest - 2016
  • • 5+/5 stars “Outstanding“ - Difford’s Guide - GB 2014
  • • Gold Medal - Paris Agricultural Show, XO category - 2007 and 2001
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XO Ulysse | Cognac XO

An elegant carafe for a rare Cognac

  • Color : amber gold.
  • Aroma : a complexity of fragrances: hazelnut, vanilla and "rancio" (typical aroma of old Cognacs which develops after 20 years' ageing).
  • Taste : rounded, full-bodied and very smooth. A blend of very old Cognacs, the work of several generations of winegrowers.

Several generations of winegrowers

The Ulysse cuvée pays tribute to Patrick Drouet's great grandfather.

    Please note :
  • • Gold Medal - Paris Agricultural Show, XO category - 2018
  • • 96 pts “Extraordinary” - Ultimate Spirits Challenge - USA 2015
  • • Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition - USA 2013
  • • Selection Gault & Millau - 2010
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Réserve de Jean | Cognac

A Cognac with character, in tribute to the estate's founder

  • Color : well developed mahogany.
  • Aroma : delicate, woody and spicy notes: oak, pepper, nutmeg.
  • Taste : full-bodied, long on the palate, unforgettable flavour of gingerbread.

For the very end of the evening

A well finished vintage, bouquet typical of Grande Champagne, keep this for the very end of the evening.

    Please note :
  • • 4.5/5 stars “Excellent” - Difford’s Guide - GB 2014
  • • Gold Medal - French Independent Winegrowers Contest - 2012
  • • Score 91/100 - Gilbert & Gaillard Guide - 2010
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Cognac VSOP

Nobility and Harmony acquired over the years

  • Color : mahogany, bronze tints.
  • Aroma : expressive, changing, notes of vanilla, cinnamon, mild spices.
  • Taste : harmonious balance between floral and a touch of wood.

Full and velvet in the mouth

This Cognac has been aged longer than is required by law. Drink it on the rocks as an aperitif, or as a digestif.

    Please note :
  • • Magazine “Terre de Vins” - dec 2016
  • • 94 pts “Excellent” - Ultimate Spirits Challenge - USA 2015
  • • 90 pts “Exceptional” - Beverage Tasting Institute - USA 2014
  • • Silver Medal - Paris Agricultural Show - 2007
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Cognac VS

A Grande Fine Champagne Cognac

  • Color : straw yellow
  • Aroma : fruity and flowery fragrances, reminiscent of the vine flower.
  • Taste : lively, well-balanced.

In local Charente style

In cocktails, or with tonic water and ice in local Charente style.

    Please note :
  • • Silver Medal – French Independent Winegrowers Contest - 2015
  • • 5/5 stars “Exceptional“ - Difford's Guide - GB 2014

High Environmental Value & Agrobiological Approach

Our Pineaux des Charentes
borne from our land

Patrick Drouet Collection & Pineaux

Patrick wanted to upgrade his range of exceptional bottlings by creating the “Patrick Drouet Collection.”

These bottlings are between 25 and 30 years old, as Patrick had developed them starting in 1987, hence they have received a vinification approach that has evolved over the years.

These lots being so original often fail in receiving consent from official tasting panels. “They don’t fit the mold.” Well that’s fine by us, as they are the pride of the estate!

As for the last three (Mathilde, Maxence, Gabriel), these are produced according to the guidelines of the appellation, Patrick chose to categorize them at time of bottling as “Vin de Liqueur” or Liqueur Wine.

As for packaging, these 3 vintage 50cl are offered in an attractive Bordeaux style tinted bottle, with a cork closure and wax seal bearing the signature of Patrick Drouet.

Patrick Drouet Collection | Mathilde

Vintage Red Mathilde 2014

  • Vintage bottlings are only produced in the best years. The winemaker striving for a Mathilde that is fruit forward, crisp and attractive, he selected the 2014 cuvee, year during which maceration and cold extraction provided the best results.
  • Color : sumptuous cherry red color with copper hues.
  • Aromas : fruity and intense with aromas of blackcurrant, morello cherries and blackberries.
  • Taste : strong smooth body, impressive fruity length with chocolate notes on the finish.
  • How to: this gastronomic nectar is to be enjoyed either as an aperitif or paired with a black chocolate fondant.

"Hapiness beyond words "

A voyage into the world of fruit

    Please note :
  • Mathilde ? Patrick Drouet's eldest daughter.
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Patrick Drouet Collection | Maxence

The rare vintage white Maxence 1989

  • The 1989 vintage, a very rare bottling with a fastidious ageing that is limited to only a few barrels, and will be bottled upon request. Maxence is an atypical drink, one of gastronomy, which will surprise and delight taste buds with aromas of pear, vanilla and candied apricot.
  • Color : copper orange, clear and shiny.
  • Aromas : apricots, dried fruits, caramel.
  • Taste : wonderful balance that brings together power, richness and fruit.
  • How to : neither fined nor filtered, this exceptional bottling should be served either as an aperitif, or can pair beautifully with an apricot tart, poached pears with cinnamon, a rich Breton cake, or assorted types of blue cheeses.

“The Virtuoso Accent”

Grapes harvested at an extended ripeness level make this Pineau truly exceptional.

    Please note :
  • Maxence ? The son of Corinne & Patrick Drouet. The younger brother of Melina, who already has a Cognac named after her.
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Patrick Drouet Collection | Gabriel

Vintage white Gabriel

  • Older white for which the ageing was pushed as far as possible, while avoiding topping up the barrels/casks for fuller oxidation, which imparts its roundness, and notes of walnut, honey and rancio.
  • Color : warm amber, highlighting its long ageing in oak casks.
  • Aroma : fragrance of walnuts, honey and plum.
  • Taste : fleshy on the palate with fine woody notes and excellent body.
  • How to : pairs really well with foie gras on walnut bread or butter biscuit.

“Without whom, nothing would have happened”

Long cask ageing gives it nobility

    Please note :
  • Gabriel ? Patrick Drouet’s grandfather.
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AOC Pineau des Charentes | Rosé

The charm of fruit

  • Color : lovely vermilion color.
  • Aroma : fragrance of preserved fruit jellies and plums.
  • Taste : sweet, soft on the palate, slightly maderised.
  • Tasting : Serve cold as an aperitif or use it in gourmet Charente recipes : the famous melon with pineau, pineau tart, etc.

Serve cold as an aperitif

    Please note :
  • • Gold Medal - French Independent Winegrowers Contest - Paris 2019
  • • Gold Medal - Paris Agricultural Show - 2018
  • • Silver Medal - Paris Agricultural Show - 2014
  • • Selection Guide Hachette - 2013
  • • Score 87/100 - Gilbert & Gaillard Guide - 2010
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AOC Pineau des Charentes | Blanc

A gilt edged bottle, representative of its terroir

  • Color : golden yellow, brilliant.
  • Aroma : very fragrant, touches of camomile.
  • Taste : soft and sweet attack.
  • Tasting : Serve cold as an aperitif or use it in gourmet Charente recipes : mussels in pineau, pear gratin with pineau.

Serve cold as an aperitif

    Please note :
  • • Gold Medal - Paris Agricultural Show - 2018
  • • Gold Medal - Poitou-Charentes Regional Competition - 2017
  • • Silver Medal - Paris Agricultural Show - 2017
  • • Jury’s favorite - Guide Hachette des Vins - 2009
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