It seems it’s been a while since an exciting new cognac was launched to market – and now two come along in one fell swoop! And this time it comes from the market leader of cognac sales in Norway, Bache-Gabrielsen.

2015 is the 110th anniversary of the house, and they’re certainly celebrating in style. The first of the new cognacs is the Bache-Gabrielsen Reflexion.

This Grande Champagne cognac is a pre-World War II delight, and is the creation of baster blender, Jean-Phillipe Bergier. It’s a strictly limited edition, with only 512 bottles being made. According to Bache-Gabrielsen themselves, the cognac ‘reveals fresh and powerful aromas such as litchi, citrus fruits, zest of orange, and iris’. And with a lovely play on words, the house says of the cognac that it should be ‘reserved for an exceptional moment and give time for Reflexion’. – Very good!

Max just tasted the Cognac during the 110th anniversary celebration of the brand. A lovely, old Cognac with a very interesting after taste that bounces back with some fruit. Needless to say that this is a very good exceptional Cognac.

As if one special cognac launch wasn’t enough – how about another from the same masters? Bache-Gabrielsen Sein de Dieu Cognac is being launched in an even stricter limited edition of only 150 decanters. And it’s not surprising, because it’s made solely from pre-phylloxera eaux-de-vie from the beginning of the 19th century.

Cellar Master, Bergier, said of his creation that he ‘chose each of the demijohns according to the character of each eau-de-vie, and added a twist to the blend by adding a 1790 vintage’.

Each decanter of Sein de Dieu Cognac is individually numbered and comes in a special wooden presentation box. Purchasers will also receive a book written by food and drinks journalist, Martine Nouet, that was created specially to be presented with the cognac.

We don’t currently know the price of either the Bache-Gabrielsen Sein de Dieu or Reflexion Cognacs, but will update you just as soon as we do.

Discover more about Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac.



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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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