Gautier is one of the oldest Cognac houses, and its history has spanned 10 generations, remaining in family ownership until recently. The story begins in the 17th century, when the Gautier family made casks using wood from the Tronçais forest, famous for the quality of its oaks. In 1644 Charles Gautier married Jacquette Brochet, a wine-maker’s daughter. From 1700 their grandson, Louis Gautier, developed the trade in Cognac. He helped expand the market and contributed to the considerable growth of Maison Gautier. In 1755, the Gautier family obtained a Royal Warrant to produce Cognac and a founding charter signed by Louis XV. Gautier Cognac is amongst the oldest cognac houses, with a very unique location. Gautier is based in Aigre on the Osme river, and ages in an 18th century water mill. Aigre is also referred to as the “Little Venice” of Charente. The proximity to the water and the resulting humidity and temperature in the cellars gives the cognac a recognizable taste. This cognac house unites ancient history with a modern view on the cognac market. It caters both professional cognac connoisseurs and aficionados.
The bouquet shows subtle sweetness of vanilla with aromas of dried fruits. The palate is rich and powerful but well balanced. Notes of caramel, prunes and oak. A smooth and aromatic finish.