Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Mauxion Fins Bois Lot 49: Mid-20th Century Elegance
An extremely rare Cognac, this release hails from the municipality of Saint-Georges d’Antignac in the Fins Bois region. Stephane Burnez and Thibault Mauxion sourced this sublime Cognac and personally hand-picked a cask for the prestigious Mauxion Selection series, in order to share its exceptional taste with the world. Mauxion Fins Bois Lot 49 was distilled shortly after World War II and bottled in 2016 at a cask strength of 45% (‘brut de fut’). In order to preserve its most delicate aromas, it has not been chill-filtered.
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, including Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois. To preserve their flavor fully, they are bottled at cask strength and without any blending and the long maturation these Cognacs go through allow them to develop exceptional complexity and depth.
Presentation of the Bottle
The stunning decanter certainly does the liquid justice, with its classic tall shape and a handmade bauble-shaped glass stopper. A metal plaque carries the credentials of the brand, and a simple wooden presentation box completes the package. All Mauxion bottles are numbered and presented with a certificate from the producer stating the origin of the Cognac.
How to Enjoy
Rare old casks like this deserve attention: pour gently into a tulip glass and let it rest for 30 seconds before taking a sip. To allow the aromas to open up further, a small dash of mineral water could be added.
Exemplary well aged Fins Bois!!
Tobacco, smoke, and subtle woodiness on the nose initially, with an underlying orange note as it opens more. Although I don’t smoke, I imagine that this nose smells like if you put an orange in an old cigar box. A very delightful nose, that invites you in. The age becomes evident on the palate...
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.
Visit Mauxion Sélection Cognac: The House of Mauxion Selection would be delighted to welcome you in a discovery of their vineyards and in tasting their products. Be sure to contact them directly to arrange a time in advance of your arrival.
Phone: +33 5 45 80 87 66
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