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Bertrand

Bertrand
Petite Fine Champagne Cognac XO

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Bertrand
Petite Fine Champagne Cognac XO

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Deep reddish mahogany color with an olive rim. Dense aromas of varnished wood, singed nuts, cherry cola, anise, and dried fruits with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long, resonant finish with notes of creme brulee, honey, spiced apples, pepper, pencil shavings, and forest floor. Lots of mature, wood aged complexity and panache for very serious sipping or cigars. Make sure to aerate for several minutes.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: Dense
Taste Flavor: long, resonant
Smoothness Smoothness: Supple
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Make sure to aerate for several minutes.
The Producer

Cognac Bertrand

The Producer
Domaine de Brissons de Laage
Réaux, 17500
France
33 -546 48 09 03
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.