Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years Cognac:
This Cognac is a 12 year old vintage Cognac from the house of Courvoisier. The spirits used for this exclusive Connoisseur Collection bottle come primarily from the Borderies growth area, aged for 12 years. The Borderies aromas are combined with the Fins Bois, finally some Grande Champagnes eaux-de-vie that emphasizes the balance. A collection of distinctive cognacs that brings our craft to life, and seek to excite and intrigue our cognac aficionado. The Connoisseur Collection is a special one: As Cognac has not been able to declare age statement because of BNIC restrictions (tracking, certification), Courvoisier had the smart idea to develop an in-house tracking system over 20 years ago to allow decleration of age on specific eaux-de-vie. That makes Courvoisier the absolute firstmover of the big 4 producers. Other producers market their cognacs with rough estimates regarding age of cognac, which can vary. This strategic move will probably allow Courvoisier to make their Cognac more transparent, easier to understand and will appeal to other spirits consumers, such as Malt Whisky drinkers.
Growth Area: Grand Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois
Age: 12 years
The Borderies eaux-de-vie develope a certain floral and spicy note after 12 years of ageing. Some notes of violets, orange blossoms, followed by ginger. Hints of vanilla. The taste fine almonds, some raisin. The Finish: Long and balanced.