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Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac

0 1 2 3 4 4.9 / 5 - See 7 reviews
Growth area
Grande Champagne

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Cognac age
Hors d'Age

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Bache Gabrielsen Cognac

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Tasting review

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Eye: A dark amber color that indicates its age.

Nose: This exquisite and mature Hors d’Age Cognac boasts the luxurious aromas of the Grande Champagne. Its bouquet offers a perfect balance between fruit, flowers, and spices. It is a beautiful blend of earthy, wintery notes and light, summery ones.

Palate: On the palate, you first experience a powerful, rich, almost buttery taste–typical for the Grande Champagne Cognac. Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age has an unmistakable cinnamon finish, complemented with hints of nutmeg and red fruit.

Awards

  • International Spirits Challenge  - 2021 - Gold
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2013 - Silver - Outstanding
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2014 - Gold - Outstanding
  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2017 - Silver - 80 - 85,9

Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Grande Champagne

Description

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 

Reviews (7)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 4,86/5
By
on  17 August 2021
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

Love

Of all Hors d'age cognacs I have tasted, trist is by far my favourite. I just love it, a bit on the expensive side, but to me it worth it. For some reason though, it seams that it is not to appreciated, my last bottle I bought on auction for 90 euro. I think that this is a must try cognac otherwise you miss out on something special.


By
on  31 July 2021
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
4
Value for money:
5

Must Try

Like the other reviews I have enjoyed the Bache brand for some time now. This one was special, although its more expensive than in years past, it's still a value. I am tough on my ratings, but this one was exceptional. Not too thin, or thick on the palate. The nose gives you variety of fruity smells. This is a great summer cognac and I will be buying more. I agree with the earlier reviews of this cognac.


By
on  27 July 2021
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

A select cognac for select friends

I get a certain sense of excitement every time I bring out the Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age. It presents well right out of the box when you are sharing the story and history to those you are about to enjoy it with. The nose is very enjoyable and the taste is long and smooth. I find the combination of taste, look, and feel very special and enjoyable. One of my favorites, if not my favorite cognac.


By
on  13 February 2021
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

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.


By
on  31 January 2021
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish):
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

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!


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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