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Pasquet Confluence Bord de Mer L.30 Cognac

Exceptional 90 /100

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Grape Varieties
Ugni Blanc
ABV
49%
Bottle size
500ml
Growth area
Borderies
Cognac age
Special

Serge Valentin

Reviews written: 30 (see reviews)

Average Score given: 88

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A rustic elegance, in the style of Country Life

Exceptional 90 /100

Everything is so sweet here. Bord de Mer, that smells like holidays, with a little white wine and oysters. And this cognac… Colour: full gold. Nose: we find the slightly more rustic side of cognac, which is no displeasure as it brings us even closer to malts. Nougat and touches of fino, sending us, indeed, to the seaside (I dare not use the word manzanilla again, lest you think I'm paid by the Consejo Regulador – wait, there's an idea!), then apples, a hint of mustard, fruit and vegetable peels, a floral touch (geranium, but very moderate)… In fact, it's mostly very elegant. A rustic elegance, in the style of Country Life. Mouth: much more direct on the palate, spicier, peppery, almost bitter (in a good way), even more on those peels (aubergine, apple, courgette), then the citrus takes over, with that slightly metallic side we quite like (copper). Finish: sweet but herbal, makes you want to consume it like wine, even diluted with water. Comments: but then, with oysters, why not? One extra point just for that.

Tags

  • Apple
  • fruits
  • Lemon
  • Pepper
  • Spices

Flavour

Sweetness

very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet

very smooth very dry
very sweet not sweet

Wood 4/10

Spice 3/10

Fruit 8/10

Flower 1/10

Bottle / Package Design 4/5

Where is the Love? Ordinary Nice Beautiful A sight to be seen!

Value for Money 4/5

Overpriced Low Average Bargain Steal

Tasting

Nose

What aromas do you get when you sniff the Cognac? Do you get hints of fruits or flowers - perhaps it's sweet? Is it intense or rather flat - and most importantly, is the nose coherent to taste and finish? The nose is the most important part when tasting Cognac.

23/25

Mouth

A small sip: Allow your taste buds in the various areas of your mouth to distinguish the different flavours. This part of cognac tasting is described as ‘the palate’. Don’t just swallow it down; allow the liquid to touch all the regions of the mouth. Doing this is necessary as the taste buds pick up contrasting flavours in the different areas of the mouth; on the tip of your tongue to the sides, for example. Take a tiny sip to prep your palate for the sensory experience to come. Take a second larger sip, and gently roll the cognac around, etting it come into contact with every corner of your mouth. Focus on the perceived textural sensations. Are the sensations round and rich or fresh and elegant? Is the overall mouthfeel intense, balanced, disjointed, or lacking presence? In short, how does the cognac feel in your mouth?

18/20

Taste

Quite simply, what do you taste as you gently roll the cognac around in your mouth? Pay close attention to any flavors of fruits, flowers, oak, and spices - or a complex combination of those elements. Are the flavors cohesive with the Nose and the Mouth, giving a sense of balance and complexity?

23/25

Finish

The ‘finish’ is the experience you get after you’ve swallowed the cognac. What flavours can you detect? Is it a flat or rough finish and rather sharp, or is it a slight 'punch' you like? How long does the finish last? Also think about overall balance: How does the finish compare to nose and taste?

17/20

Overall Impression

Consider the Nose, Mouth, Taste, and Finish simultaneously - the cognac as a whole. Is there cohesion between the four categories, or does the cognac shine in some areas and appear dull in others? Quite simply, is the memory from the tasting experience one that will last your lifetime; is the memory good but nothing extraordinary; or is the cognac’s impact entirely forgettable?

9/10

Total: 90/100

  • 80-84: Recommended
  • 85-89: Highly Recommended
  • 90-95: Exceptional
  • 96-100: Superlative
Flat Acceptable Fine Excellent Ethereal Thin & weak Disjointed Balanced Exquisite Bland Ordinary Good Excellent Spectacular Non-existent, or rough Acceptable Good Memorable Endless Uninspiring, or rough Ordinary Good Excellent Memorable
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