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Borderies Extra Vieilles Cognac 45%

From spirits around 45 years old

Tasted: Feb 2011

A delicate, flinty, mineral nose of subtle dried fruit, liquorice, light coffee and marzipan. With time it moves into an almost sherry cask whisky demeanour. Mature yet the alcohol gives it an edginess on the palate. Delicate soft fruit is shot through with a mineral vitality. The spices come through pleasantly on the middle. Slightly undergrowthy/ vegetal with nuts, cinnamon and liquorice root notes. Good length with some late bitter chocolatey tannins. One could be picky and say that the finish becomes overly bitter, and one could argue that it has maybe spent a bit too long in the cask, but coming from what is considered the poorestCognacregion it’s pretty good.