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Campagnere

Campagnere
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$169.98

Campagnere
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze color. Exotic aromas of jasmine tea with honey, aniseed, fresh chervil, and caramel with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length leather, sarsaparilla, and minerals finish. A solid XO Cognac with an enticing aroma.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: jasmine tea with honey, aniseed, fresh chervil, and caramel
Taste Flavor: leather, sarsaparilla, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid XO Cognac with an enticing aroma.

The Importer

HIWWS, Inc.

The Importer
28275 Orchard Lake Rd, Suite 110
Farmington, MI 48334
USA
1 248-987-6373

Their Portfolio

87 Campagnere VS Cognac 40% (France) $36.99.
88 Campagnere VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $49.96.
90 Campagnere XO Cognac 40% (France) $169.98.

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.