Growth area & soil: Borderies
Rare and Refined: 40-year-old Hors d’Age Borderies Cognac
Bringing together a selection of extremely rare and exquisite eaux-de-vie uniquely from the Borderies region, this is an outstanding limited edition from Héritage René Rivière, a celebration of the cru and traditional Cognac production.
With an average age of 40 years old, place a piece of history on your palate by sipping this sublime Hors d'Age Cognac from the masters at Heritage René Rivière.
The René Rivière estate has been around the Borderies in various forms since 1886, holding over 200 years of history. The family also pays respect to their predecessors by employing traditional production techniques to produce Cognac’s of an extremely high quality, a fitting tribute to those master blenders of the past.
What makes Héritage René Rivière so unique (and so desirable) is that the land is no longer used to cultivate or harvest grapes to distill eaux-de-vie. Each and every Cognac produced has therefore been extracted from ancient demijohns, some of which have been hidden in the cellar for over 100 years.
This means that every René Rivière Cognac you purchase is in itself a limited edition, a truly unique drinking experience that would take decades to recreate. These average 40-year-old eaux-de-vie are therefore extremely rare, above all thanks to their single cru Borderies provenance, making for an exclusive and extraordinary collector's item.
All René Rivière Cognacs boast a minimum “Hors d’Age” age, all single cru, all containing a complex combination of fruit flavors, as well as developing floral aromas that persist on palate and nose. Take your tastebuds back in time with this rare and refined Borderies beauty.
How to Enjoy:
It is important to drink this Cognac slowly, the estate recommends warming the glass (preferably a snifter) before serving neat, leaving to aerate for a few seconds to allow the aromas and flavors to reach their peak upon the first sip.
The experts at Réné Rivière believe this is the best way to allow the Cognac to "express all of its richest qualities".
Presentation of the Bottle:
This unique cube-like carafe houses a dark mahogany hors d'age Borderies beauty. Its stylish Art Deco aesthetic makes for a perfect addition to any drinks shelf or cabinet, a true talking point at any dinner party.
Due to the rarity of the eaux-de-vie stored within, the carafe is protected by a rustic wooden cork box.
The carafe equally comes with an explanatory note from the masters at the Héritage René Rivière estate, who have taken extreme care in every step when creating this Cognac for your tasting pleasure.
Héritage René Rivière Hors d'Age Borderies Cognac
A total revelation. Lovely decanter, lovely XXO Cognac. Have to hide it away, lest I succumb to the temptation to have just another little sip. Soon, I must order another bottle of this magical elixir.
About Heritage Rene Riviere Cognac
Owned by Jean-Jacques Vidal, Héritage René Rivière Cognac is located in the north of the regions and within the Borderies terroir. The brand concentrates on producing a small range of top quality, old cognacs using traditional methods handed down over the centuries.
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