Famous for its bee emblem, Cognac Louis Royer traces its history back to the year 1853 and is known for a wide range of quality Cognacs and Pineau. Creating cognacs from all six terroirs of the Cognac growing region, the offices and cellars of Louis Royer remain in the town of Jarnac on the banks of the Charente River where they were set up over 150 years ago. Very much continuing with the traditional methods championed by the cognac house’s name sake, Louis Royer boasts five generations of family experience and skill that continue to produce a full range of cognacs. Cellar Master Laurent Robin has the admirable option of dipping into Cognacs from Royer distilleries in each of the five major production zones. It is not surprising that these blends show both character and individuality.
Deep amber in color. Aromas are fruity and soft: fig. raisin, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, dried flowers, fruitcake. The Cognac is soft, mouth-filling, with the sweet edge of dried fruit, prune and apricot, and the fragrant oil from an orange peel twist. Add water, and this Cognac opens up into a realm of sweet candied fruit and, I dare say, ripe mandarin orange gelato (to name just a few of the possibilities).