Nose: Delicate yet intense. Shows floral, honey and mineral notes. Dried fruits and hint of cedar.
Palate: smooth and refined, Carmelized orange, hint of vanilla, great mouthfeel.
This family owned wine-growing business was started at the end of the 19th century by Samuel Beau, who was the father of Paul. With a vision that continues to receive the admiration of his successors he developed the vineyard and built the principal body of the current buildings.
Samuel died just before the First World War in 1914, at which point his son took over the running of the business, to ensure its continuity. Paul, with the assistance of his wife Denise, who came from a long established family of wine growers ("I am a peasant" she liked to say proudly!), enlarged the vineyard, modernised it, made new innovations, indeed everything was done to concentrate their efforts on the ageing process - since it is only with many years maturation that the very best "Grande Champagne" cognacs are produced.
In 1977 things changed slightly with the creation of the Paul Beau brand name, for the direct marketing of their own cognacs. Today the vineyard, of a little more than one hundred hectares, is situated exclusively in Grande Champagne, which is the Premier Cru of the delimited cognac region - although in the past the family also owned an estate in Borderies until 1964 - we have the last cognacs from this estate here. These are extremely highly regarded by cognac connoisseurs as, indeed, are their cognacs from Grande Champagne.
The family estate has had a long history of winning awards for their cognacs, we cannot now be sure if the first award was in 1912, but certainly the most recent was in 2007, along with gold medals awarded in Paris at the Concours Général in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. They undertake all of the cognac making processes on their own premises; harvesting, distillation and ageing.