Bache-Gabrielsen XO Natur & Eleganse Cognac
The complex Natur & Eleganse XO offers itself to the nose both with strength and the elegance of fruit notes. In mouth, this refined and mature blend presents an interesting balance between notes of flowers and candied fruits. The pleasant length in mouth slowly allows the appearance of rancio, characteristic of the old time taste of an authentic cognac.
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Nice nutty aromas countered with subtle notes of tropical fruit. Palate entry features roasted tastes of toasted wheat bread, buttered almonds, nougat and sweet oak. Concludes with a bit of tobacco leaf, prune, fig and honey. Lithe, nutty and delicious. Range: 90-95
The cognac house of Bache-Gabrielsen was founded by Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen from Holmestrand in 1905. Several generations later the business is still owned and run by the Bache-Gabrielsen family. It is now being run by Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen’s great-grandson Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, who recently took over the day-to-day management from his father, Christian Bache-Gabrielsen.
Widely regarded as the finest and most complex grape-based spirit in the world, Cognac follows rigorously strict production guidelines. It is made exclusively of wine—most commonly from Ugni Blanc—from the Charente and Charente-Maritime regions surrounding the town of Cognac in southwestern France. After a second distillation in antique copper pot stills (called charentais), the spirit is transferred to French oak barrels and aged a minimum of two years (VS). Cognac is classified by both age and region (Cru). The Grande Champagne Cru and Petite Champagne Cru, both having shallow limestone soils, are the most respected.