Cognac Park Borderies Mizunara Oak Cask Finish

Cognac Park Borderies Mizunara Oak Cask Finish

(0.7l, 43,5%)


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A Classic, four-year-old French Cognac finished in highly-prized mizunara casks.

Distillerie Tessendier has been a world-class producer of Cognac since 1880. For generations they sold their spirits to other producers under contract, but that all changed in in 2005 when they started offering up their own range of brands, including Cognac Park, Cognac Campagnere, and Cognac Grand Breuil. They have recently started branching out, using their flavorfully-seasoned ex-Cognac casks to age and finish Rums. We hope more of this kind of experimentation is on the way.

The Spirit-making world CRAVES mizunara oak casks. There are just not enough of them and they are super-expensive. Cognac Park has addressed the challenges by aging their famous Cognac for four years in French casks like usual, then finishing it for six months in special mizunara casks. This is Cognac Park Borderies Mizunara Finished — the first Cognac we’ve ever found using this rare Japanese wood. And like all mizunara-aged Spirits, it lends a floral and herbal quality to the dram that is very special indeed.

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Mizunara oak — Quercus mongolica, also called Mongolian oak — is vibrant and flavorful for Spirit-making. But it’s also very porous. Entire batches of Spirit have been lost to leaking and rupturing barrels. So these rare trees must be more than 200 years old and carefully handled in order to get usable wood. This makes mizunara casks rare and very expensive.

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Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor normally found only in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based spirits: Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of ageing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are light and floral with notes of harvest fruits — pears and cherries.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is rich for a four-year-old Cognac with notes of elderflowers, honey, vanilla, and fruit compote with a nice woody and herbaceous essence.

The finish is medium length and satisfying.

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Ratings & Reviews
Very fruity with pear and cherry coming through but a bit woody on the finish. I have not had many cognacs but looking forward to trying more!
Strong sweet flavor
It is an outstanding, elegant, Cognac that has a delicate birth; while a woody & herbaceous life leads to a rich & complex death of medium length.
The aroma is not as pleasant as the first taste... A bit of a mismatch between the aroma and the taste. Sweet and fruity with a strong finish. Good but not great
A wonderful cognac! The floral dominates the profile and fruit and pear compliment the taste. An excellent after dinner choice
Interesting: cognac remsins cognac and still gives way to the oak. A feminine cognac, but the mizunara gives it virility. Cognac made differently, but good
This is not for cognac lovers. The flavors of Earth, wood, and spice are difficult. Almost like rye whiskey to a scotch lover. It is clear to me though, that this is one of the best ways to showcase mizunara. The cognac provides ample support, but steps out of the way to let the mizunara shine. It does not overcrowd like some of the single malt mizunara I have tried. Especially on the nose.
Not very smooth.
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