Nose: rich and complex, revealing dried fruit, rancio and fresh walnut aromas.
Palate: round and mellow on the palate, the 1973 offers a magnificent blend of candied fruit, orange peel, pear and leather opening out into a lingering, powerful finish with hints of nutmeg.
The climactic conditions in 1973 resulted in an excellent level of yield for the harvest.
Whilst the generally rather cold spring and cool temperatures after flowering had an effect on the alcohol level, the abundant and well-distributed rain (particularly at the end of the maturation period) alternating with periods of sunshine was extremely favorable to grape growth.
The 1973 harvest was characterized by an excellent balance between alcohol level and acidity, with the resulting eaux-de-vie bringing fantastic qualities to cognacs.
|Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brandís 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 Ė for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUSís 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 regionís 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.