Growth area & soil: Borderies
The 55° Mr Garraud 1990 - Cognac Bache Gabrielsen really needs to be tasted to be believed as it boasts premium quality without a staggering price point. Produced on the estate of Mr Francis Garraud within Chérac-Borderies, this vintage 1990 Cognac is dedicated to Mr Garraud who has been working as a loyal partner to the house of Bache-Gabrielsen for 25 years. The year 1990 is recognised as a particularly perfect period with regards to grape cultivation and it could even be argued that it was one of the very best vintage years of the late 20th century.
Bottled at high strength without being chill-filtered, this vintage eaux-de-vie showcases a warm and delicate side to Cognac that offers elegant notes combining banana, toasted hazelnut and humble hints of coffee. Bache Gabrielsen is a Cognac house currently run by Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen who is the fourth generation to take the ropes of the family business. Embracing modern standards, whilst remaining truthful to the brand’s traditional roots, Bache Gabrielsen should be highly credited for its success with the international market in particular. As today the brand stands as one of the most sought after brands in Norway and other Scandinavian countries. With its sleek bottle designs, artisanal craftsmanship and reputable savoir-faire - it's hard not to admire this unique Cognac house for all it’s glory.
Presentation of the bottle
Unveiling a beautifully bright amber colour, the 55° Mr Garraud 1990 arrives in a contemporary bottle design that is sure to stand proud on the Cognac shelf. Whilst presentation of this Cognac has been kept simple - the eaux-de-vie speaks volumes. Prepare to immerse your senses as fresh floral aromas prevail alongside warm notes of walnut, coffee, toasted hazelnut and banana.
How to enjoy
Having found its alcohol content naturally over time, this vintage Cognac contains unparalleled elegance and infinite depth that should be enjoyed one sip at a time. Drink neat from a tulip glass, as the narrow top of this type of glass will delicately distribute the arrival of aromas during the tasting.
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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