Steeped in their commitment to craft, Courvoisier have released the second edition of Mizunara – Courvoisier Mizunara 2023 Blend – their most daring and visionary creation yet.


THE MAJESTIC MIZUNARA OAK

Meticulous wood selection has been a hallmark of Maison Courvoisier since our founding in 1828, and Courvoisier Mizunara is no exception. The first collaboration between our Chief Blender Thibaut Hontanx and House of Suntory’s Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo, this remarkable 2023 blend is aged in casks made from the rare Japanese Mizunara oak tree and filled with Grand Champagne – the most prestigious of the crus from the Cognac region. A unique and exotic expression of our House Style, Cognac in Blossom, the Courvoisier Mizunara 2023 Blend takes cognac to a new and exquisite place.

TASTING NOTES

Beginning
Golden mahogany

Middle
Aromas like candied orange and coconut from the Mizunara, followed by delicate tropical fruits, chocolate, honey, exotic flowers and jasmine. Intense notes of sandalwood, dried fruits, cinnamon and blond tobacco.

End
Smooth and mellow with vanilla, roasted cocoa and peppery aromas on the palate, deliver great complexity. A mouthfeel with a long-lasting finish of soft tannins and exotic Sweetness.

INSPIRED DESIGN

The understated elegance of the Mizunara 2023 Blend bottle allows the golden mahogany of the liquid to shine through, providing a canvas for the legendary Japanese Mizunara oak tree.

The tree is screen printed in gold on both the bottle and the case, along with the marque of the 2023 Edition. At the neck of the bottle, we find the signatures of the two Master Blenders who created this unique Edition. The numbers ‘1 of 500’ indicate the scarcity of this special blend.

A BLEND FOR THE AGES

This unique cognac, made from a blend of Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Borderies, is traditionally aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years. It is then moved to new Mizunara barrels for the remaining few years, revealing exotic aromas of an exceptionally harmonious and aromatic cognac.

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY

“COURVOISIER MIZUNARA 2023 BLEND IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE ACHIEVED BY CROSSING EXPERTISE ON MIZUNARA OAK WITH SHINJI FUKUYO, CHIEF BLENDER OF THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY.”
Thibaut Hontanx, Chief Blender, Maison Courvoisier