Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Bache Gabrielsen Vintage 1988 Fins Bois Cognac
Exclusively made up of eau-de-vie selected from the Fins Bois region in the vintage year of 1988, this fine Cognac spent a staggering 24 years aging in Limousin oak casks.
The year of 1988 was in fact, a leap year that commenced on a Friday. A difficult but promising year in the Cognac region of France, the summer of 1988 experienced extremely dry conditions through a heatwave, which saw the vines dig deep for nutrients deep in the soil. To retain its aromatic profile, such precious eau-de-vie has been stored in the Bache Gabrielsen demi johns since 2013.
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, Maison 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 its glory.
Presentation of the bottle
The bottle is dressed in a contemporary decanter with smooth curves and clean lines – the bottle presents an overall minimal aesthetic that will fit in elegantly with other products in a spirits collection. Topped with a cork stopper, Bache Gabrielsen Vintage 1988 remains humble to tradition while conforming to modern standards in terms of design and appearance.
How to enjoy
Take in this 1988 Vintage on its own and in all its glory by sipping it neat – at room temperature. As such a unique and complex aromatic expression, it's best enjoyed without distractions, sip slowly from a tulip glass and appreciate as the patchwork of aromas evolves in harmony throughout 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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