Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Bache Gabrielsen “Beyond Age” Cognac
The Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age is a high-end Cognac from the Grande Champagne terroir, and considered to be the “pièce de résistance” of their selection. It consists of a mix between the Ugni Blanc and of the rare Folle Blanche grape, and is exclusively cultivated in the Grande Champagne growing area.
The dark amber liquid mirrors its age; the Hors d’Age is a blend made up of eaux-de-vie that has been aged in Limousin oak barrels between 50 and 70 years. The oak barrels give Cognac its full spice experience, and Bache-Gabrielsen use only the best.
The oldest eaux-de-vie in the blend reaches back all the way to 1917, and the youngest to around 1960; this is undeniably reflected in the quality of the blend itself. It is a rich Cognac with plenty to show off about, and comprises the best elements of fine Premier Cru produce, such as its long finish.
The Hors d’Age is a work of art that is only available for this limited period only, and would make a wonderful gift in its stylish box.
How to enjoy Bache-Gabrielsen Hors d’Age
Make sure to drink this Cognac neat, and at room temperature. You want to tease out every single one of those aromas…
The slender 0,7l bottle is presented in a crafted wooden box that seems to be inspired by Scandinavian furniture design. It reflects the modern philosophy of the Cognac house; always putting quality first, and never failing to be style conscious.
Read our blog to discover more about the wonders of this Cognac estate, and their recently announced new distillery location.
Bache-Gabrielsen Hors d’Age Awards
This Cognac has received countless awards, including:
- Silver Medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition UK, 2017
- Gold – Best Superior Quality Cognac at World Cognac Awards UK, 2015
- Gold Outstanding Medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition UK, 2014
Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac
I didn't expect to buy Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande champagne cognac at such a price. Amazingly, it's packed in beautiful wooden boxes, with Christian Bache Gabrielsen's autograph. It's so affordable.
A moment of satisfaction
I've always been aware of the BACHE brand and have had their 15 and 20 year old XO cognacs, but after drinking this bottle of Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac, I have to say that the BACHE cognacs are really impressive.
Upon opening the bottle, the overflowing aromas of fruit, flowers and spices are perfectly balanced and warming on a winter's evening.
The first sip is almost butterscotchy, with a great sense of lubrication, followed by aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg that continue to emerge, with a woody finish that lingers. A good cognac. I enjoyed a good evening.
Thank you to the Cognac- experts for a very happy evening for me and my friend!
A great Hors d'Age that used to be cheaper!
So this Hors d'Age is really a solid one by Bache Gabrielsen.. it used to be a little cheaper but that wasn't really necessary / reasonable. Nutty notes, great nose.. the palate is slightly weaker than the nose, a very solid finish. Value for money: I would have given 5/5 stars with the previous price, now we can make it 4/5! Nice work Jean-Philippe (celler master at Bache)
One of the greatest old cognacs
Bache Gabrielsen Horsdage is a great cognac, and very good value for money (it was even cheaper in the past.. they somehow now upped the price because the demand is so high I assume).. in a beautiful wooden box. The only downer is that the wooden box often gets damaged during transport for a reason.. but hey, it's the bottle that counts. Great palate, beautiful nose.
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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