Growth area & soil: Borderies
Giboin XO Royal 70cl Cognac
A mix of being distilled with its own and added lees, this is a beautifully balanced Cognac. Uniquely blended with the home’s oldest eaux-de-vie, starting from 1962 it is a rare ‘tri-generational- Cognac. An intriguing palate, it is a Cognac that every connoisseur will find undeniably endearing.
Produced from a Cognac house with over 200 years experience, there is undeniable expertise in every sip of this Cognac. A tri-generational choice, the impressive history that is embodied makes it a remarkable choice. Truly as royal as its name suggests.
Presentation of the bottle
To match the royalties of its blend and production, its design does not disappoint. Unmissable black and gold make this a Cognac that stands out of the cabinet. Housed in a cardboard Carafe to enhance its sophistication and honour its expertise. An exceptional gift, or display for a Cognac lover to enjoy for themselves.
How to enjoy
Charmingly paired with chocolate, with the taste of a noon coffee still lingering on the tongue. A fine choice to be enjoyed as a deserved treat.
Fit for royalty
Color: honey On the nose: Very lively. The ethanol bite here is stronger but I don't mind it. I’m reminded of the bite that I get from purely Jamaica aged Hampden rum. I also get gingerbread but the ginger aromas are stronger. There’s also an assortment of dried fruits that remind me of Christmas...
Light gold, green lights. Regular medium tears. Orchard and floral notes at first. Hay and potpourri scents then. A tad of olive oil smells too. Shy vegetables shades, light carrot and pumpkin scents in the background. Slightly honeyed. A tad of indistinct herbal notes. Sweet texture. Fruity/sugary...
Lovely fruit and flower/floral notes initially on the nose, and very indicative of a Borderies. As it opens more, subtle nut and spice notes appear. A lovely and well balanced nose! The palate delivers nutty almond, along with some baking spices. Some oak spice rounds everything out in a lengthy...
An intense Borderies
This is a decent Borderies with a lot of aromas and taste. For me it is simply too much. It is more interesting than very good. I love tasting it, but I will not buy a bottle. I would rather explore some of their vintages. On the good side, Giboin have very favourable prices.
A Simple Borderies
The Giboin XO has a much lighter color to it than many other XO's. Either little to no caramel is added or used barrels are preferred here. I'm guessing it's a combination of both. Not much wood or spice influence on the nose. This Cognac is definitely fruit forward with very soft aromas. Yellow raisin,...
Unmistakably from the Borderies. Floral
I like Gibion Borderies Reserva, so I had big expectations for Gibion XO. I was not disappointed. This cognac captures the floral character of the Borderies Cru. I like it, especially as it is very good value for a XO cognac. Nose: summer garden: fresh flowers. Marzipan. Red apples. Not a hint of...
A lightly fruity nose gives way to a softly fruity palate which then reveals some baking spices, mint and savory notes; it develops a slight earthiness on the finish which yields to green apples. Overall this is quite sweet and not very complex but perfectly drinkable.
About Giboin Cognac
Giboin is an expert producer of both Cognac and Pineau de Charentes, with 60 acres (24 hectars) of vineyards in both the Borderies and Fins Bois Cognac growing areas of the Charente. This family run, traditional brand has a history stretching back to the early part of the nineteenth century, and exclusively produces a very limited amount of Cognac per year. Using predominantly Ugni Blanc grapes, but Merlot too, Giboin strives to remain committed to the methods used by the family’s founders, and for a small house curates a surprisingly versatile and wide range of Cognac and Pineau products.
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