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Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Chateau de Beaulon XO Vintage 1975 Cognac
The Chateau de Beaulon XO Vintage 1975 Cognac is an extra old Cognac distilled in the year 1975 - a great vintage, where the hot growing season led to a late harvest of ripe healthy grapes showing excellent fruit and acidity. This expression has been created solely from grapes grown in the Fins Bois terroir, making this an extraordinary snapshot of a particular place and time. Definitely one for the connoisseur.
Chateau de Beaulon dates back to the 15th Century, when the family De Vinsons built it under the reign of Louis XI. It was purchased by the Beaulon family about 30 years later and passed down through the generations. In the 17th century, the Chateau was passed over to the Bishops of Bordeaux, who took to tending the vineyards and realized the full potential of the area for making quality wines and eaux-de-vie.
Some 300 years later, Christian Thomas became the owner of the Chateau and its vineyards in 1965, and in 1987 it was declared a historical monument. While the world has changed a lot over the years, this house sticks to tradition, only making eaux-de-vie from grapes harvested on-site. The grapes used include Colombard, Folle Blanche and Montils varieties, often abandoned by other growers due to their low yields, and the vineyards are strictly organic, both for the sake of the environment and (of course) for the taste.
Cognac Chateau de Beaulon remains a family-run business under the watchful eye of Christian Thomas, and all aspects of production remain faithful to the traditions of the 17th century. We hope it will stay that way for years to come.
Awards and Accolades
- IWSC London 2009 - Gold Medal, Best in Class
- Selection Saveurs Poitou-Charentes - 96/100 points
- Guide des Vins 2006, Gilbert & Gaillard - 94/100 points, "amazing aromas"
- ISW International, Germany - Gold Medal
- Citadels Bordeaux - Trophy of Excellence
- Vert de Vin - 99/100 points
Presentation of the Bottle
The tall, straight bottle is reminiscent of ones often used for Bordeaux wine. It features a detailed label with silver details, matching the silver foil and the elegant deep-blue presentation box.
How to Enjoy Chateau de Beaulon XO Vintage 1975 Cognac
This full-flavored expression deserves to be savored slowly. Serve it in tulip glasses after a fine dinner, with dessert or simply on its own.
About Château de Beaulon Cognac
The beautiful façade and setting of the Chateau de Beaulon Cognac estate is a fitting setting for producing fine cognac. The chateau itself dates back to the year 1480, with it entering into the hands of the Beaulon family in 1510. The family name remains the same to this day, although it is now run by the very capable Christian Thomas. Chateau de Beaulon Cognac has always been, and continues to be, created purely from the fruits of a single vineyard, and is recognized around the world as being a highly desirable, artisan produced cognac.
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