Bache-Gabrielsen debuts Cognac collection

by Alice Brooker

Family-owned Cognac house Maison Bache-Gabrielsen has launched a new series named Years in Cask.

The new collection from Maison Bache-Gabrielsen comprises Cognacs aged 19, 22, 24 and 37 years old. Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, general manager and fourth generation family member, said: “Our aim is to highlight the years of maturation in cask, to demonstrate the real impact of the oak on the Cognac. "For optimum maturity, some of these vintage Cognacs were placed in demijohns after ageing, and stored in our paradise.” The 19-year-old is non-chill-filtered, and presents notes of hazelnut, grilled almond, milk chocolate and white pepper, and retails for RRP €179 (US$182). The 22-year-old is also non-chill-filtered, and delivers clove, gingerbread and cigar box flavours on the palate, with underlying hints of Brazilian coffee and dark chocolate. It retails for RRP €209 (US$212). Meanwhile, the 24-year-old, made in Brie-sous-Matha, France, boasts notes of Madagascar vanilla, nougat and old leather, and retails for RRP €224 (US$228). Finally, the 37-year-old, a 1973 vintage, has been aged for 37 years in an oak cask, and 11 years in a demijohn. It includes flavours of rose, passion fruit, coconut and toffee, and can be purchased for RRP €379 (US$386). All the Cognacs, which sit between 40.8%-47.2% ABV, were bottled in May this year in 700ml formats. Recently, The Spirits Business rounded up the top 10 best-selling Cognacs and brandies.