Growth area & soil: Borderies
From Borderies terroir! The Bache Gabrelsen Vintage 1971 Borderies Cognac is, as the name suggests, a vintage from the year 1971. This 35cl sized bottle is a wonderful old eaux-de-vie from the Borderies terroir - a growth region that's one of the smallest (and therefore in limited supply) of all the growing areas in Cognac.
Bache Gabrielsen pride themselves in following the traditional methods handed down over the generations, and they view the creation of their Cognacs as an art. So it's no wonder the delights they produce are all of superb quality. This 1971 vintage is certainly no exception. It represents extraordinary value for monehy for a vintage Cognac - a wonderful addition to any Cognac collection.
I bought this cognac because it is my birth year. It has a slight punch afterward. The value is extraordinary for the age. The finish was smooth and complimented the aroma taste.
Love these small vintage editions
Not as good as the 1973 vintage by Bache (one of my favorites), but really close. Lovely stuff, and for a vintage, surprisingly round & smooth.
Nice flowery taste. Present but not dominating. Happy on the nose!
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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