Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
Mauxion Bons Bois Multimillesimes 1973-1975-1976 Cognac
This unique release comprises three vintages in one, acquired by Thibault Mauxion from a family of winegrowers in the Bons Bois region. In the late 70s, these eaux-de-vie were combined in one barrel to save space in the cellar, and left for decades without any interference. The majority of the blend (56%) is the 1975 vintage, 41% is the 1973 vintage, while the remaining 3% is the 1976 vintage. In order to preserve its most delicate aromas, the Mauxion Bons Bois Multimillesimes 1973-1975-1976 Cognac has not been chill-filtered and is presented at a cask strength of 49.5%. Only 300 liters was obtained from the cask, making this a very limited edition indeed.
The origin of the Mauxion family goes back to 1575 when Pierre Mauxion was born in the village of Houlette, still home to the Mauxion family after thirteen generations. Antoine Mauxion was the first of the family to produce eaux-de-vie, back in 1743, and since then ten generations have followed in his traditions of caring for the vineyard, making wine and distilling in a traditional copper pot still.
Uniquely, Mauxion Selection offers a range of single crus in different sizes. To preserve their flavor fully, they are bottled at cask strength and without any blending. The long maturation these Cognacs go through allow them to develop exceptional complexity and depth.
Presentation of the Bottle
The classic packaging adds to the exclusive feel of this expression, presented in a simple bottle with gold wax and a golden plaque. A wooden presentation box completes the package. All Mauxion bottles are numbered and include a certificate from the producer stating the origin of the Cognac.
How to Serve
Take the time to leave this Cognac to rest in your glass before tasting it, and prepare yourself for the moment when you take the first sip. For the best tasting experience, serve at room temperature, or slightly chilled, in a tulip glass. Some water may be added to reduce the strength of this Cognac.
I am very fond of good Bons Bois cognacs. It is therefore with high expectations I taste this cognac. And I know that Thibault Mauxion has a good nose for cognac. This cognac has a deep dark golden color. It is rich on the nose, there is a smokey impression, with some dried fruits or flowers. There...
Mauxion Bons Bois Multimillesimes 73-75-76
Note: I've since learned that the barrel that houses these three millesimes was a chestnut barrel. This explains the uniqueness of the tasting experience described below. Eye: The Cognac pours a deep, dark copper color, with some bronze reflections and reddish tints. Coating the glass walls with...
About Mauxion Selection Cognac
The origin of the Mauxion family dates back to 1575 when Pierre Mauxion was born in the village of Houlette. Today the estate is still home to the Mauxion family after thirteen generations. Antoine Mauxion was the first of the family to produce eaux-de-vie, back in 1743, and since then ten generations have followed in his footsteps. Today the house of Mauxion Selection continues to embrace original traditions with regards to caring for the vineyard and producing high class, quality eaux-de-vie.
Uniquely, Mauxion Selection offers a range of single cru expressions, available a range of sizes. All of the Cognac produced by Mauxion Selection originate from the prestigious terroirs of Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois. To preserve the flavor of their eaux-de-vie, Mauxion Selection Cognac is bottled at cask strength without any blending or reduction; allowing the eaux-de-vie to develop with exceptional complexity and depth. Whilst the attentive selection process may mean that quantity is limited, it ensures a Cognac of unrivalled quality, every time.
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