Cognac Park Borderies Mizunara Oak Brandy
This VSOP Cognac is aged for four years in oak barrels, followed by six months in Mizunara, a particularly fine-grained type of Japanese oak. A 100% Borderies cognac, the most exclusive of the 6 growing areas of Cognac, offers eaux-de-vie that are round, floral and smooth, characterized by delicate hints of violet. The softly rounded taste and hints of floral are a prelude to a more powerful finish. The aging in Japanese oak casks bring a creaminess and depth, and layer in complex spicy notes. A top 100 spirits of 2019 from Wine Enthusiast.
The end result is mild oak and a hint of red fruit on the nose, coupled with a drying, delicately oaky palate accented by vanilla and lemon peel, finishing fairly spicy with cinnamon and clove.