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Bache-Gabrielsen

Bache-Gabrielsen
XO Natur & Eleganse Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$84.99

Bache-Gabrielsen
XO Natur & Eleganse Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Aromas of saffron, pickled apples, olives, marcona almonds, spearmint, and plum butter on caraway rye with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and an intricate, medium-long dried starfruit, white pepper, and fine leather finish. An elegant, slow moving cognac for contemplative enjoyment.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: saffron, pickled apples, olives, marcona almonds, spearmint, and plum butter on caraway rye
Taste Flavor: dried starfruit, white pepper, and fine leather
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Vieux Carré, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, slow moving cognac for contemplative enjoyment.
The Producer

Bache-Gabrielsen

The Producer
32 Rue de Boston
Cognac, 16100
France
33 -545320745
XO Cognac
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Serve in a Snifter
X.O. (or extra old) Cognacs require minimum of six years aging for the youngest cognac in the blend, with the average age running 20 years or older. All Cognac houses maintain inventories of old vintage Cognacs to use in blending these top of the line brands. The oldest Cognacs are removed from their casks in time and stored in glass demijohns (large jugs) to prevent further loss from evaporation and to limit excessively woody and astringent flavors.

In 2016, according the BNIC, the official Cognac regulatory agency, the minimum component age requirement for X.O. Cognac was raised to 10 years.