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The Bache Gabrielsen Pure and Rustic Cognac Tasting Set is a wonderful way of trying out the four different offerings in this exciting range of 'taste explosion' Cognacs.
The set consists of 4 x 35cl bottles, each of which has been produced in a way that incorproates both incredible flavors and taste sensations, but also by utilizing a process unique to Bache Gabrielse - that of producing Cognac without the traditional ways of defining age and quality (VS, VSOP, XO, and so on).
Head of this innovative Cognac house, Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, says of this very untraditional way of describing Cognacs,
"At a time when we are time and again asked if one prefers an XO Fine Champagne or a Vintage Borderies 1998, it's time to understand what defines the cognac. It's time to talk about flavors and taste sensations".
This was the reasoning behind the Pure & Rustic range - an uninhibited approach to raw, natural, delicious Cognacs that are produced and described on a particular aroma. So, to this end each Cognac has been given a descriptive name that allows both amateurs and connoisseurs alike the opportunity to understand the complexity and delights of what makes a great quality Cognac.
Pure and Rustic Secret Garden Cognac: floral - woody notes, Eucalyptus, Honeysuckle - 45.3% vol.
Pure and Rustic Fruity Harvest Cognac: fruity - notes of Vanilla, Pear, Almond Fresh - 42% vol.
Pure and Rustic Golden Wood Cognac: woody - notes of licorice, clove, Toasted Bread - 41.7% vol.
Pure and Rustic Spicy Trip Cognac: spicy - notes of Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Orange Zest - 40.8% vol.
I am giving this 100% !
I am giving this cognac set a rating of 100%! Why? Because this genious move by Herve and team provides you with 4 (!) beautifully designed and carefully selected blends; each bottle represents a typical cognac taste direction. You can't go wrong.
About Bache Gabrielsen Cognac
Bache-Gabrielsen is a medium-sized family Cognac house with an international history. The company was created in 1905, and so it celebrated its 100th anniversary in the last few years. With its clean design, Cognac Bache-Gabrielsen takes an important position in the Cognac market, exporting mainly to Scandinavian countries. Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, the fourth generation at the head of the company, is certainly aware that the Cognac industry is undergoing changes, with the international market being heavily developed and marketing strategies refined to cater for a younger, more fashionable consumer base. Given the size of the company compared to the major cognac houses, it is surprising to discover that this Norwegian cognac brand is the market leader in the sale of Cognac in Norway!
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