2018 Leander Cognac from the 1990s. Grande Champagne  Champagne for the bicentenary anniversary of the Leander Rowing Club in Henley-on-Thames.  It spent two years in a "chai" beside the River Charante, and is an  "Early Landed Vintage Cognac", which then was sent to mature in English cellars rather than in France. 


It had a rich ambery golden colour,  a bouquet of lemons, wood, biscuits; and in the mouth tastes of wood, lemon, caramel and muffin.  Being rich but not heavy, I did not get much rancio.   Elegant, sunny and bright, with a beautiful balance and a finish of 70 seconds.