Made by Ferrand, Cognac Landy is a blend of cognacs from the most prestigious origins: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois. Each year, the best grapes from these three vineyards are vinified then distilled separately.
The aim of the whole process is to create a complex, well-balanced and refined cognac in the classic ageing standards: XO, VSOP and VS.
Cognac Landy is distilled in 25-hectolitre copper stills. The small capacity helps to concentrate the aromas and flavours of the wine.
First, the young Cognac Landy is kept in the cool of the store-rooms in new Limousin oak casks, each holding 380 litres of spirit. Their wealth of tannins and lignins give it an ideal structure for ageing. After about a year, the spirit is transferred to older casks – the "red casks" – whose softer tannins will enable the cognac to mature in perfect conditions while avoiding the development of excessive cask flavours. When the cellar-master considers that the spirits, after several years of ageing, are nearing optimum maturity, he begins the subtle process of blending. It is by tasting spirits of different ages and origins that he determines those which, in harmonious combination, will create a distinctive cognac, perfectly adapted to the Landy style.
The greyhound is Landy’s symbol -- elegant and stylish, this breed of dog was the loyal partner of French kings for more than six centuries. A favorite of Francis I, who was himself born in Cognac, the greyhound was featured on the arms of Charles V of France and Henry VIII of England and many French nobles included the greyhound on their armor and coat of arms to demonstrate their allegiance to their king. The greyhound exemplifies Landy's intrinsic values of exacting standards, excellence and elegance.
An intense mahogany color that bears witness to long aging in oak. Initially light on the nose with elegant notes of honey and dried flowers, then opening on more complex flavors of sandalwood, prune, liquorice and candied fruit. The finish is supple and spicy with great depth. Decanter: 24K gold plated
The quintessence of Landy's old Grande Champagne cognacs, made in the purest
tradition of exceptional cognacs. A deep fiery amber colour, Landy XO 1er Cru reveals concentrated aromas of liquorice and Limousin oak, followed by subtle flavours of quince, passion fruit and rancio typical of old Grande Champagne. A cognac to keep for very special occasions.