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.
Sources: bache-gabrielsen.com, thespiritsbusiness.com