The Borderies cru is not just the smallest, but it is above all, the most sought-after of all the Cognac AOC growth areas.
Home to the CAMUS family and very close to its heart, the Borderies cru provides the vines with the perfect amount of water, thanks to the chalky soil and ideal exposure.
As a tribute to the CAMUS family’s chosen land, the Borderies cru is expressed through magnificently balanced grapes, capturing the characteristic aroma of violets that denote eaux-de-vie from the area
Creating CAMUS XO Elegance requires years of meticulous work. The process starts with the careful selection of different styles of hugely rich eaux-de-vie from all six of the Cognac crus (Borderies, Petite Champagne, Bons Bois, Grande Champagne, Fins Bois, Bois à Terroirs).
The presence of the Borderies cru among these eaux-de-vie gives the Cognac a rounder flavor and greater aromatic length. Long aging in cool, damp cellars ensures that each barrel gains a perfect level of maturity. A meticulous blending process finally reveals the Cognac’s personality in all its glory: a myriad of complex, harmonious aromas.
Best enjoyed in a tulip glass, either straight or mixed with a dash of mineral water. A serving temperature of 17-20°C is recommended to fully appreciate XO Elegance.
“15 years after launching the internationally-acclaimed Extra Elegance Cognac, CAMUS proudly presents its latest release: Extra Dark & Intense.”
Starting with a simple idea in mind – to create a BOLD and INTENSE expression of Extra – Cyril CAMUS asked the Cellar Master Patrick Léger to select the best barrels of Extra Cognac to follow a special ageing process.
Chateau de Montifaud XO Cognac is a rather light and smooth extra old cognac created solely from eaux-de-vie grown in Petite Champagne. A fresh, non-tannic cognac, mellow with hints of almonds and aromas of dried fruits. A cognac much appreciated by the ladies, thanks to it’s light, fresh taste.
Established in 1759, Delamain’s simple objective is to remain faithful to tradition by offering Cognacs of the purest and most genuine expression. The name “Pale” is because no caramel is added for colouring and “Dry” because it has only its natural sweetness, no sugar added. Comes from Delamain’s very own old cellars near the river, benefitting from the nearby Charente’s humid breeze.
Translating to very venerable, this Cognac is a blend of very old Cognacs from the Grande Champagne region. It has benefited from maximum barrel ageing of around 55 years, and expresses the nobility of a truly great eaux-de-vie when it has reached the peak of development.
The bouquet is intense yet lightly floral, giving way to complex scents of underwood, raisins, vanilla, liquorice, honey, and rancio notes. On the palate, it is mellow and round as a result of long ageing. It has an extraordinarily long finish tinged with liquorice and dried fruits, with all of the complexity of a truly great Cognac.
The XO Rare draws you into a world like no other: draped in its amber-tinted vermilion robe, its magical fresh rose petal, ripe date and cigar box scents are an enchantment. The silky texture that comes with the maturity of a great XO is equalled only by its incredibly long-lasting flavours.
First bottled in 1912 by Edouard Martell, this classic Cognac is Martell’s flagship brand and has become synonymous with the highest standard of quality. Cordon Bleu remains many connoisseurs’ favourite expression of Martell.
An old presentation bottle of Martell’s XO supreme cognac. A blend of eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois to produce a rich and complex cognac that was aged in the House’s top cellars – Paradis and Purgatoire.
Gautier’s Pinar Del Rio cigar blend Cognac XO is named after the best region in Cuba for growing the finest tobacco leaves.
Blends from various regions give Pinar Del Rio its wonderfull character : regions like Fins Bois for its body, Borderies for its mellowness, Petite and Grande Champagne for its finesse and finish.
Extensive research was conducted to develop this rare and limited blend. Pinar Del Rio is specially reserved for the discriminating connoisseur whose sensitive palate will appreciate the marriage of aged Cognacs with quality cigars. To archieve this, Gautier gave this Pinar Del Rio XO a slightly higher alcohol percentage than usual with 41,2%. This to prevent that the Cognac falls out with the Cigar.
Rémy Martin XO is the signature of our Cellar Master who with his expertise blends up to 400 different eaux-de-vie. His art of blending allows us to express the full aromatic complexity of this XO Cognac Fine Champagne. The perfect expression of Fine Champagne opulence on the palate with mature flavors of juicy plums and candied oranges, with a hint of hazelnuts and cinnamon.
This has an average age of over ten years and is a terrific value XO. It is made from wines that derive from the three terroirs in Cognac: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois. Predominantly distilled in the 90’s, the Selection’s unique character comes from long ageing in Limousin oak barrels, which adds fullness, spice and sweetness. The pure aroma offers up pears, spiced apples, maple syrup, and vanilla. The palate is silky smooth, with perfectly integrated spirit and a mouth coating texture. A very fine Cognac and a superb XO for the money.
“The latest release from this small but perfectly formed Cognac house. And what a price!” 95 points, Wine & Spirit Magazine
“The aromas are more on the sugary side, molasses, crème brulee and some toasted wood, good structure on the palate; it has a pleasant bitterness that gives structure, some dried fruits and a slightly sweeter finish.”