Another brilliant bottling from this little known Cognac producer. Giboin is a small-scale operation, with only 25 acres of vineyards. The soil at their farm is clay-like and low in acidity, making for a low-yield fruit with an intense concentration of flavour, perfect for creating top-quality Cognac with. The distillery also has rather odd stills, with a large copper bulb attached to the spirit still, presumably to condense the spirit and increase copper contact for a purer Cognac. The emphasis in this bottling is on freshness, using light white wine distilled without lees, and aged for 2 years in French oak barrels. It offers up herbaceous notes of vanilla, oak, honeysuckle, green oak and a light grassiness. This is a fantastic value bottle of Cognac, that would be ideal for those constructing a home cocktail bar.