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Courvoisier

Courvoisier
Sherry Cask Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Courvoisier
Sherry Cask Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of ripe tangerine, kumquat, crystalized ginger, honey-walnut, cola, incense, and leather with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intricate, long lime leaf, musk, dried cherries, and hint of licorice finish. A silky, nuanced cognac with a perfume-like note that enchants the senses.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: ripe tangerine, kumquat, crystalized ginger, honey-walnut, cola, incense, and leather
Taste Flavor: lime leaf, musk, dried cherries, and hint of licorice
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, nuanced cognac with a perfume-like note that enchants the senses; a great choice for upstanding craft cocktails.

The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
1 312-964-6999

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Luxury Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
A luxury Cognac is one that has been barrel aged for a long period of time and is deemed by its producer as a special blend that stands out from their other products. Some are labeled as X.O., but most are not and use proprietary names, age statements, or the term "Extra". All of the components of the blend have been aged much longer than the minimum six years required for an X.O. designation, while some can be aged 20, 30, 50 or over 100 years.

Many Luxury Cognacs are from the Grande Champagne district, an area that produces some of the longest aged Cognacs of all. Quality-wise, these are sublime Cognacs with perfumes of dried apricot, hazelnuts, figs and vanilla; full-bodied, they are remarkable elegant with great complexity and have a finish of extreme length. They are often packaged in a specially designed crystal bottles and/or wooden cases, to emphasize their prestige. They should be reserved for the finest moments, sipped and enjoyed neat in a snifter with or without a cigar.