This very old cognac comes from a family of winegrowers settled in the heart of the Borderies, the smallest of the Cognac crus, since 1794. The descendants have not distilled since 1981, when the distillery was closed, and the vines sold. Passed down from heritage to heritage, this exceptional batch spent probably more than 80 years in barrels, before being bottled in 1996. Each bottle is numbered.
At the first nose, the flowery side of the Borderies is clearly expressed, with its notes of candied violet, dried flowers, spicy roses.
The second nose is deeper, denser and there is a rancio elegant, little woody, caused by the oxidation of fat contained in alcohol, that time has made noble. Spices are more frank, cigar box, liquorice.
On the palate, the attack is frank, mineral, one is immediately seized by the quality. The development is both powerful and contained, the texture turns oily. It finishes long with blackcurrant buds.