Review #564 – Through The Grapevine: Tessendier Lot 95

Review #564 – Through The Grapevine: Tessendier Lot 95

Review #: 564
Description: Through The Grapevine: Tessendier Lot 95
Spirit: Cognac

Background: Wrapping up this short series is the Tessendier produced cognac bottled by La Maison du Whisky.  I was a huge fan of the single barrel selected by a panel including t8ke, RareBird and Bourbonr, so let’s see how the standard release stacks up.

Distillery – Tessendier

Bottler – La Maison Du Whisky

Brand – Through The Grapevine

Selection – N/A

ABV – 55%

Age – NAS

Nose – A bit more on the baked goods side of things with apple danish, fresh espresso, buttered toast, cinnamon roll, a touch of grape pops in but mostly very rich and balanced sweetness and oak
Taste – Rich and chocolatey, toasted butter pastry, dark grape jelly, thick syrupy sweetness to it
Finish – Still roasty goodness, chocolate croissant, oak is strong and warm but not super bitter or dry

Score: 7
Would I buy a bottle? Probably.  Having a bottle of this would be nice.

Thoughts: Not quite on the single barrel selection level, but damn is this nice.  I love those dark, rich, buttery notes and they are all over this.  Yet, it still has that fruit characteristic keeping it balanced. Cost is high at $200+, but this is a bottle you are never going to be disappointed to drink from.

Want to stay up to date on all reviews?

Sign up to receive reviews right to your inbox, every week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *