VINTAGE 1978 BORDERIES

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From a vineyard just a few kilometres to the North of Cognac in Cherves-Richemont, this is another cognac aged at the property in old barrels from the moment of distillation. The cellar has a beaten earth floor and is relatively damp.

Bottled at 52.5% abv.

 

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TASTING NOTES


EYE

Shiny, rich mahogany.

NOSE

Elegant and full of finesse, opening onto exquisite ‘rancio’ notes, with cocoa-flavoured hazelnuts, orange blossom, honey, nutmeg and black pepper. A wealth of aromas and complexity, beautifully balanced and refined.

PALATE

Extremely clean, precise and well-balanced. Big flavours, where the elegant ‘rancio’ combined with hints of beeswax and leather dominate, with a delicious natural sweetness. The alcohol structure of the finish is deep and enduring, leaving the palate pleasingly clean.

OVERALL

At almost 40 years old, this is a superb expression of the Borderies from a cellar of no more than average humidity.

2016 RELEASE

A Limited Edition, only 96 bottles of the Borderies 1978 will be put on the market in 2016.

ENJOYMENT

As with all old and above standard strength spirits, we recommend that the cognac be poured well before drinking and the glass swirled to increase aeration, allowing the full panoply of flavours to reveal themselves.

Prunier 1978 Borderies vintage cognac label

  • IT HAPPENED IN 1978


    JAPAN: Nobutoshi Kihara creates the original Walkman prototype for Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka, who wanted to listen to his favourite operas during his regular long-haul plane trips.

    UK

    Louise Joy Brown, the world's first 'test tube baby', is born in Oldham to Lesley and John Brown, who had been trying to have a child for nine years. The technique used is now known as IVF.

    USA

    Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks on a unanimous points decision in their rematch, becoming the first boxer to win the World Heavyweight Championship three times.

    ITALY

    Pope John Paul I reigns for just 33 days, the shortest Papacy in history, from August 26 to Sepember 28. His death results in the first Year of Three Popes since 1605.

    SWEDEN

    Sweden becomes the first country to ban aerosol sprays containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as the propelling agent, to limit damage to the Earth's ozone layer.

    GERMANY: Volkswagen ceases production of the 'Beetle' in Germany after almost 30 years and 20 million vehicles. The car continues to be manufactured in Latin America until 2003.

    USA

    The Camp David Accords, marking the beginning of a peace process between Egypt and Israel, are signed by President Anwar Sadat and Premier Menachem Begin after 12 days of secret talks.

    SPACE

    Soyuz 28 is launched and docks with space station Salyut 6, carrying the first cosmonaut who is neither a Russian nor US citizen, Czech Vladimír Remek

    FRANCE

    The Amoco Cadiz runs aground off the coast of Brittany, splits into three and sinks, spilling 223,000 tons of crude oil into the sea, the worst oil spill in history at the time.

    WORLDWIDE

    'Grease', starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is released and becomes the highest grossing film of the year with over $387 million.

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