I had once a fascinating dinner with an oenologist from Cognac who tried to have me to understand the geological finesse and sub-micro-climatic peculiarities that confer its idiosyncratic floral scent to Borderies Cognacs. They do have a taste of violets. I didn't really got it but I decidedly did my best to experience it, testing not less than five XO and three VSOPs from that lovely cru, the smallest of the Cognac producing regions.
Floral but serious, complex and assertive. Borderies Cognacs aren't maybe as refined as Grande Champagne but they are intrinsically personal.
When a maître de chaix can't really improve a dull blend (such a thing happens) a shot of Borderies is the last recourse to enliven it. It won't work all the time, but often enough for them to keep using the trick. Borderies, after a long and copious European lunch, to give as a gisft to that business contact in your next trip to China...
A full-bodied cognac of the Borderies region with the rich perfume typical of the brandies from this small area of Cognac. Distilled between the world wars.
Roullet Très Rare Borderies N° 29: Very rare indeed, part of a collection of three extremely old cognacs, which are stored in big glass bottles to prevent further evaporation and preserve their mature delicacy. Tasting note : A full-bodied cognac of the Borderies region with the rich perfume typical of this small area of Cognac. Distilled between the world wars it now presents an almost nutty aroma. Voluptuous and spicy, it is a cognac at his peak.
42° For cigar amateurs. The maturity of Fins Bois, the tense liveliness of Borderies, and the long-lasting finesse of the champagne areas, blend delicately together.
With this painstaking blend of carefully selected eaux-de-vie, our aim has been to make a Cognac representative of the best of each of the vineyard areas.
The maturity of Fins Bois, the tense liveliness of Borderies, and the long-lasting finesse of the champagne areas, blend delicately together to produce a warmhearted, full-bodied Cognac with a strong backbone and a distinctive personality.
Family Property since 1832, Louis Bouron is one of the only owners whose vineyard is spread over 3 of the best growths (crus) of the official region of the Cognac. Thanks to this specificity, their Cognac and Pineau des Charentes are the result of a smooth combination of the roundness & suppleness of Fins Bois, the violet flavour of Borderies and the floral bouquet of Petite Champagne.
The XO of Louis Bouron : Product of high quality with rich aromas, harmonious and very soft. A very good quality at a soft price.
In its nice gift box.
Price vith VAT 68 € - Price Duty Free 57 €
Louis Bouron - XO
3/ 5 stars
On Rating Cognac and Taste
Some people will say "No, you cannot say this Cognac (wine, book, painting, sinphony etc.) is better than that one!"
They are wrong. Of course is there a criterium of quality regarding anything artistic, creative.
Call it the consensus of the people who know what they are talking about .
It is a circular argument, intellectually poor and logically perverse, to deny the existence of good taste. Obviously some people prefer a Burger King combo to the creation of a great chef, people who feel more at home with a six-pack than with, say, one of these five XO that I present in this page.
Of course. It has always been that way and it will always be.