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.
Pure & Rustic VSOP $29.99
This VSOP is a blend of 75% Fins Bois and 25% Borderies cognac. Matured in oak casks for around 8 years. It is pale gold in colour. Fresh with a rich bouquet of ripe fruit. Fruity, rounded flavour with a distinctive, characterful finish. Great length.
CLASSIC VSOP $29.99
This VSOP is a blend of 80% Fins Bois and 20% Petite Champagne cognac. Matured for around 7 years. A beautiful, sparkling pale brown. Discreet but well-balanced bouquet with both fruit and flower notes. A classic VSOP with a light, rounded, soft attack, but a distinctive long finish.
XO Fine Champagne $69.99
A blend of selected distillates from Grande Champagne (65%) and Petite Champagne (35%). In addition it is made from 95% Ugni Blanc grapes and 5% Colombard and Folle Blanche. Dark golden colour. Elegantly complex bouquet of spices, dried fruit, flowers and a hint of citrus. Distinctive and powerful, but not heavy. Superior concentration of flavour. Rounded attack with a long, elegant finish and the clear stamp of more than 20 years in the cask.
Hors d’Age Grande Champagne $199.99
A pure Grande Champagne. The oldest elements in the blend are from around 1917, while the youngest are from the 1960s. Made mainly from the traditional Ugni Blanc grape and 10% Folle Blanche. Dark golden colour. A rich, generous bouquet. Excellent balance between fruit, flowers and spice notes from the wood. Powerful attack, almost oily in consistency, a distinctive and unmistakable stamp of Grande Champagne with the famous long finish. It takes more than 50 years, but it is worth waiting for.