The Cordon Bleu has been created in 1912, with a large proportion of Borderies Cognac. It’s always been a rather expensive bottling, to this very day (approx 120€ for contemporary bottlings).
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Nose: It’s a rather potent Cognac on the nose, with these notes of old Calvados that can sometimes be found in some ‘natural’ Cognacs. Notes of ripe gooseberries as well, quinces, oranges, and then rather tinned peaches with a little maple syrup and honey. In fact, it’s a superb nose, rather of old Macallan quality and style.
Mouth: Some coffee, and a pretty perfect earthiness. Some thick black honey. Good body.
Finish: Long and rustic than others, so perhaps a little more towards Armagnac. Coffee and pear eau-de-vie.