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.
Golden brown in color, showing amber highlights. First aromatic impulse is warm earth, some oak and vanilla, a touch of spice. Medium- to full-bodied, the Cognac is a bit spirited at first touch but starts to behave once on the palate. On the palate the Cognac has a citrus element, dried apricot and nutmeg. The finish takes its time, bringing more dried apricot, dried fruit and sweet oak. Well produced, with many fine elements and good complexity for a VSOP.