Navarre Cravache D'Or Grande Champagne Cognac
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Navarre Cravache D'Or Grande Champagne Cognac

Item # 42428 750mL
$149.96/ Single Bottle
$899.76/ Case of 6
ABV
45.00%
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Tasting Notes

Navarre is one of the top independent artisan distillers making traditional Cognacs in the heart of the Grande Champagne, Cognac's epicenter for the most storied and long lived spirits of the region. The family domaine dates to 1811 and is currently operated and cared for by fourth generation Jacky Navarre. Cravache D'Or (Golden Whip) is a new expression to the States but like everything from this precious domaine, quantities are very limited. Comprised of casks each aged for a minimum of 20yrs at the estate's naturally humid chais, the spirit mostly comes to proof naturally through slow evaporation leaving a concentrated spirit that manages not to overwhelm with tannins or brute force. We found notes that reminded us of fennel seed, honeysuckle, mint tea, poached pears and apricots, gingerbread snaps and Persian almond cake with saffron and rose water. The name is taken in tribute to Jacky's lifelong passion for horses of which he also raises and cares for at the family home.


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Staff Pick Notes

Getting a new brandy from Navarre is like getting free dessert at your favorite restaurant, totally unexpected and unnecessary, but you’d never refuse such a gesture. The Cravache d’Or (Golden Whip) is a rich layer cake of flavors. Top notes of honey, pollen, and mint. On first sip you’ll get black tea and spices. Take a second sip and you’ll taste more fruit like pears, apricots, and starfruit. Now take a third and you’ll find more savory flavors like marzipan, nougat, and coffee. There are some after dinner treats that are fine to decline. This isn’t one of them.

- SD

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