Nose: a persistent bouquet of powerful, elegant aromas.
Palate: powerful, lively and spicy, revealing fruity notes of fresh plum and peach which blossom into a delicately woody finish, accented with hints of almond.
The 1991 harvest went down in history as one of the smallest in thirty years.
The spring of 1991 was marked by extreme climactic conditions, when an unusually strong frost with temperatures as low as -4.2°C destroyed 60% of the potential harvest. Thankfully, widespread sunshine during the summer and at the end of the season resulted in a wine offering good acidity and a relatively high alcohol level of 9.64°.
When distilled, these well-balanced wines would yield eaux-de-vie with excellent aging potential.
|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.