"This straw-hued Cognac has a distinct buttered-popcorn scent. On the palate, that morphs into a salted butter note, with a saline influence reminiscent of some Scotches, coupled with vanilla, a juicy hint of pear, white flowers and a hint of lemongrass on the finish. The mouth waters with a racy astringency not often seen in brandy. Bois Ordinaire region. Made from 100% Ugni Blanc. 94 Points Wine Enthusiast
"Non age statement Augier Cognacs featuring a single growth and single grape have been introduced as a reboot from this estate, which has been producing eaux-de-vie since 1643. L'Océanique has the distinction of comprising a distillate made from grapes grown near the Atlantic Ocean on the Island of Oléron, which is technically in the Bois Ordinaires growing region of Cognac. A rare and truly coastal expression that benefits from maritime influences, it features only ugni blanc. It spends some time on fine lees and is distilled once before aging in French oak." 94 Points, The Distiller
Augier is quite probably the very first Cognac house, started by wine merchant Philippe Augier in 1643. Since 2013, it's been in the hands of Pernod Ricard, who seeks to make a Cognac as true to the original style of this historic house as possible by focusing on grape and terroir. Imbibe magazine said, "This is cognac for geeks. But it’s also cognac for people who want to taste cognac made with different varieties, or with different types of distillation."