Cognac Park - Borderies Mizunara Single Cask 2004
Cognac Park Borderies Mizunara Single Cask 2004 derives its uniqueness from a marriage between a 100% Borderies single-vintage cognac distilled in 2004 and maturation in Mizunara oak barrels, an extremely rare Japanese wood found in the legendary Nikko forest. This complex wood gives the Park Cognac a unique, slightly spicy flavor and depth, while the Borderies give it roundness, sweetness and violet notes. This Cognac scored 93 points in the prestigious Wine Enthusiast, and was also included in the top 100 spirits of 2019.
It is composed of eaux-de-vie distilled in 2004 and aged in oak barrels. At the end of its aging period, the blend is matured for 6 months in new Mizunara casks, with a capacity of 500 liters. About 600 bottles are produced.
This Cognac has a multitude of complex and mixed aromas: cedar wood, plum, candied orange, dried fig, clove, as well as a slightly smoky tone and a touch of vanilla.
A family business created in 1880 by Gaston Tessendier, the Distillery owns today more than 25 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the most exclusive "cru" of the Cognac region: the Borderies. 4th generation Cellar Masters Lilian and Jérôme Tessendier distill, compose and blend the eaux-de-vie which, thanks to the rigor and daily attention of the whole team, will become Cognac Park. The house is know for its pure, delicate and complex style.
Dominic Park is originally from Scotland; he worked in the wine trade for 10 years in London before discovering the Cognac region. He had the idea to create a house under his name, specialized in pure distillates presented in a minimalist packaging.
In 1993, he joined forces with Jérôme Tessendier to create Cognac Park. They pioneered "handmade" cognacs, what will be called much later craft cognacs. Dominic passed the torch in 2008 and Distillerie Tessendier became the sole owner of Cognac Park.
- Cognac Park
- 70 cl