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Review and tasting of Bache Gabrielsen « Pure & Rustic » Borderies 1995: Single Cru, Single Estate, Vintage.

Bache Gabrielsen 1995 Borderies

The eye is clear and golden pale.

The first nose of vegetable nature is unveils, to ether, to form a certain “glow” is evocative … further more we discover hay and dried fruits.

This Cognac, which seemed rather light, is relatively complex and warm.

The attack is soft and, like the grain of tannin is firm, the mouth has a very good structure upon which gently caulked, alcohol and dried fruit, slightly toasted.

Honest and right

A bit fiery on the palate this young vintage, however, perfectly persistant.

Tasting Borderies 1995 Single Estate from Bache

The finish is permanently marked by the oak, a bit roasted but manages to keep the sense of a flattering impression of sweetness.

This cognac is indeed “Pure & Rustic”! This “single estate” Borderies distilled in 1995, reflects a certain authenticity. Young and vigorous, honest and right … let’s call it ideal.

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973.Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

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    Cigar Ole

    5+ years ago the norwegian winemonopoly decided to introduce a new category of cognacs without additives. Bache-Gabrielsen, Larsen and others strongly opposed this new category called Brut Cognacs.
    However, Bache Gabrielsen felt they were forced to introduce some new cognacs without the sugar they always added. Of their two first new cognacs, the Vsop and the xo pure & rustic, the cheaper vsop turned out to be the best product.
    The 1995 is not a great cognac, but thanks to Bache for continuing supplying the market with unsugared products.
    Why not sugar in the cognac?
    It is like storing your cognac in the fridge- good for losing the taste of the cognac you are drinking.

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