Paul Giraud VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac $118
Giraud used to supply Remy, and you can see the style kinship. Pale golden colour; lifted, aromatic style typical of the Grande Champagne region, with quite a strong heady component. It’s lovely and fine, elegant and light on its feet; intense but not heavy. A beautiful spirit. 40 per cent alcohol.
Stockists: Prince Wine Store, Sydney and Melbourne and Vinery Foods Annandale; Blackhearts & Sparrows and King & Godfree, Melbourne