Borderies XO is powerful, rich and creamy with a particularly velvety texture. It reveals intense sweet pastry aromas alongside notes of cinnamon, dried fruit, old port and violet. A hint of almond emerges in the long-lasting finish.
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An emotional tribute to the CAMUS family’s home terroir, the XO Borderies is a unique experience. Despite being the smallest, Borderies is without a doubt the most sought-after Cognac cru. Ancestral home of the CAMUS family, the limestone soil and ideal sun exposure of the Borderies terroir provides the vines with a perfect hydric balance.
The eaux-de-vie used to make Borderies XO have an astounding aromatic intensity and a remarkable velvety texture. Produced largely from the CAMUS family’s most prized vines, they are distilled on the lees before long aging in oak barrels.
Produced in limited quantities, Borderies XO offers a rare, exquisite tasting experience.
|The appellation is divided into countless individual plots, and each is jealously sought-after. Guided by the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, an attentive and passionate winegrower who identified the potential of this terroir at a very early stage, Maison CAMUS has positioned itself as the premier Borderies estate thanks to a series of timely acquisitions.
And the fact that Plessis, the CAMUS family home, lies in the heart of the Borderies region is proof of the family’s special attachment to this magnificent terroir.
|Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brand’s original values. This process of handing down from father to son now ensures the continuity and development of a unique expertise, with the cornerstones remaining the soil, the vine and the grape.
As well as a love and respect for the fruit of the land, the CAMUS culture is based on innovation and the quest for exceptional aromatic qualities – for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUS’s see themselves as winegrowers, explorers and passionate lovers of taste.
The fact that the CAMUS family home le Plessis lies at the heart of the highly sought-after Borderies cru is proof of this special attachment to the Cognac region. The CAMUS family is today the largest landowner in the Cognac Borderies appellation.
This specific character is down to the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, who identified the taste potential of the region’s different terroirs at a very early stage. Guided more by his own intuition than by passing trends, he chose to develop the generally overlooked Cognac cru of Borderies and allow its flavors to shine across the world.