Bache-Gabrielsen Sérénité Extra Grande Champagne Cognac

Cognac — Grande Champagne, France

4.5 out of 5 stars
Was in the mood for something different, so opened up this sample I had bought quite some time ago from TWE. I don’t know anything about cognac...nothing whatsoever besides that it’s made from grapes, and it has to be from the Cognac region to be a cognac ( way to go France...monopolize it). Over the course of an hour sipping this, one thing was clear: amazing, amazing aroma! It’s a full onslaught of jasmine and white grapes. The glass is a whole foot and half away from me, and its aromas are filling the air. Based on aroma alone, it’s a 6 out of a 5 star rating. The palette is a step down. The jasmine doesn’t carry through, but there’s now more a wood influence. You can tell this has some age to it. But still somehow manages to avoid being like biting into oak. I bought a 3cl sample for $10...worth every penny. Since this avoids the tariffs, I might consider buying a bottle.
10.0 USD per Pour
  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @cascode @Soba45 in TWE, it’s about $140—not a bad price. But, I agree...97/100?? That’s high...but rating here are all opinions anyway, I don’t give it much weight. I

  • cascode

    This is the standout of their lineup, by a long way, but it's not worth 97/100. Their "Le Sein de Dieu" probably is (Martine Nouet thought so) but it's silly expensive of price.

  • Soba45

    Yeah love a good cognac. I scored a sample of the XO of this one Looking fwd.