Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Dupuy Auguste Hors d'Age Tentation Cognac: a Taste of 20th Century History
The oldest eau de vie in the Dupuy Auguste Hors d'Age Tentation Cognac was probably distilled during the Great War according to the company archives, with the youngest dating to the Second World War. This blend is limited to cognacs coming exclusively from the Premier Cru of the Cognac region, Grande Champagne. It’s an expression that takes you back to a long-gone time when these casks were laid down in dark cellars where they would be kept safe for generations. Here, the eaux-de-vie could slowly develop and mature, creating an extraordinary tasting experience that you will not soon forget.
Auguste Dupuy created Cognac Dupuy in 1852, succeeded by his son Edmond on his death in 1895. Only ten years later, two Norwegians - Peter Rustad and Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen - took over the house but decided to keep the name. At the same time, they created their own Cognac brand for the Scandinavian market, which is better known as Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac.
Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen’s great-grandson Hervé runs the company today and is responsible for putting Dupuy Cognac back on the map. Cellar Master Jean-Philippe Bergier lends his skill and innovation to the mix, and together they consistently produce eaux-de-vie in the traditional manner of the previous centuries with a focus on quality and design. The Bache-Gabrielsen family are sole owners of the company, conveniently housed in a stunning mansion in the heart of Cognac. While keeping an eye on tradition, as an economist, Hervé also knows the importance of staying relevant in an ever-changing world, bringing a modern look to his products and reaching out to new markets around the world.
Presentation of the Bottle
This striking bottle perfectly combines the classic standing of a Hors d’Age Cognac with the modern outlook of Cognac Dupuy. Tall and elegant, its straight sides are complemented by a finely designed label and oversized wooden stopper, held in place by a gold wire cage. This is certainly a brilliant conversation piece that would take pride of place in any Cognac collection.
How to Enjoy Dupuy Auguste Hors d'Age Tentation Cognac
We recommend to enjoy this Cognac neat at room temperature, served in a slim tulip glass. Pour it and let it stand for a full 15 minutes before tasting. Sip slowly and let the bouquet and flavors unfold and develop, tasting the passing of each year gone by.
About Dupuy Cognac
Cognac Dupuy is part of the larger, family-run cognac house Bache Gabrielsen, the leading cognac in Scandinavia. Dupuy has recently been re-branded to be exported China, Russia and other international cognac markets. Cognac Dupuy has a far reaching and interesting history dating back to 1852. Well known on every continent of the globe, Cognac Dupuy pride themselves on producing high quality cognac in the true Charentaise fashion and produce a full range of cognacs from a VS through to extra special vintages.
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