Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age is a 100% Grande Champagne, a 1st Cru cognac. The oldest eaux-de-vie in the blend date back to the year of 1917 and the youngest around 1960. This Cognac takes over 50 years to make. The grapes used for this blend are Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Folle Blanche.
very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
I am truly a cognac connoisseur and have tasted over 75 houses and 200 different blends. And I refer only to bottles with XO and more. This cognac is one of my top 25 cognacs and is the best value for money. You should definitely try this cognac for yourself.
Excellent long-aged cognac
Aromas become richer with time. Rancio aroma reminiscent of fine black tea. Plum. Some spices, including cinnamon. Apricot, slight vanilla, fine wood, slight floral notes. The characteristics of Grand Champagne are well expressed. The taste is predominantly spicy but mildly stimulating. Flavours...
Outstanding Hors d'Age Cognac
Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age is a mix between the Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes. The oldest eaux-de-vie in the blend reaches back all the way to 1917, and the youngest to around 1960. A lovely blend of fruit and spice greets the nose, with more spice than normal in a Cognac. As it opens, that...
One of my favorite Cognacs
An impressive Cognac that starts with a spicy (but for sure not too spicy!) nose, well balanced. In general, this Cognac is not too smooth, but still easily drinkable with a fantastic long aftertaste. It deserved all the awards it has won! Go for it if you haven’t tasted it yet, it’s one of my...
Of all Hors d'age cognacs I have tasted, trist is by far my favourite. I just love it, a bit on the expensive side, but to me it worth it. For some reason though, it seams that it is not to appreciated, my last bottle I bought on auction for 90 euro. I think that this is a must try cognac otherwise...
Like the other reviews I have enjoyed the Bache brand for some time now. This one was special, although its more expensive than in years past, it's still a value. I am tough on my ratings, but this one was exceptional. Not too thin, or thick on the palate. The nose gives you variety of fruity...
A select cognac for select friends
I get a certain sense of excitement every time I bring out the Bache Gabrielsen Hors d’Age. It presents well right out of the box when you are sharing the story and history to those you are about to enjoy it with. The nose is very enjoyable and the taste is long and smooth. I find the combination...
Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac
I didn't expect to buy Bache Gabrielsen Hors d'Age Grande champagne cognac at such a price. Amazingly, it's packed in beautiful wooden boxes, with Christian Bache Gabrielsen's autograph. It's so affordable.
A moment of satisfaction
I've always been aware of the BACHE brand and have had their 15 and 20 year old XO cognacs, but after drinking this bottle of Hors d'Age Grande Champagne Cognac, I have to say that the BACHE cognacs are really impressive. Upon opening the bottle, the overflowing aromas of fruit, flowers and spices...
A great Hors d'Age that used to be cheaper!
So this Hors d'Age is really a solid one by Bache Gabrielsen.. it used to be a little cheaper but that wasn't really necessary / reasonable. Nutty notes, great nose.. the palate is slightly weaker than the nose, a very solid finish. Value for money: I would have given 5/5 stars with the previous price,...