Borderies. The 25 year old Tres Vieille Reserve displays a lovely deep amber in the glass. The nose is bold and upfront with aromas of walnut, toffee, fig, caramel, orange, and warm baking spices. The palate is rounded and harmonious with flavors that echo the nose with nuts, caramel and spiced oranges predominating. We find this a delicious very complete Borderies and hope you enjoy! D&M Tasting Notes
Borderies is the smallest Cognac cru, located just north of the city of Cognac. Only about a half dozen independent producers exist there, while many of the other vineyards are contracted to the large negociant houses who purchase the vast majority of the region’s production. From a geology perspective, the Borderies is different from the more well known “Champagne crus.” This is a region that has more clay, rock, flint, and gypsum in the soil, with less limestone than the “Champagnes.” As a result of this clay and rock combo, the spirits are more round, rich and with a hint of nuttiness. Martell’s Cordon Bleu is an example of this style of rich Cognac made mostly of stocks from the Borderies.
Ordonneau’s home base of operations is the Domaine de la Grolette. The domaine stands atop a hill surrounded by vineyards about three miles from Cognac. Before the Ordonneau family purchased this property in 1911, it was a hunting refuge surrounded by forests, with only a small portion planted to vines. This began to change when Jacques Ordonneau inherited the estate in 1929. Jacques saw potential in the domaine, he went about planting vines and he worked to establish relationships with various negociants. Beginning in the mid-1960s one of his four sons, Gerard, joined his father at the domaine. After Jacques’ death in 1979, his son Gerard took over the 55 acres of vines with all four sons keeping a stake in the domaine. In 1993 Gerard purchased 10 more acres in the neighboring town of St. Suplice. The next generation in 2011 took up the banner of the family domaine with Benoit Ordonneau (son of Gerard) and Gerard nephew’s Edouard-Jean taking charge of the family domaine at the ages of 25 and 19 respectively. Charles Neal, Importer
Ordonneau Tres Vieille Reserve Cognac
- Brand: Ordonneau Cognac
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 10
- SKU #: 5579