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Courvoisier

Courvoisier
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$150

Courvoisier
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Aromas of caramel drenched grilled berries, marigold blossom, nut brittle, and sweet cinnamon whipped mascarpone with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, subtle, very long coconut creme anglaise, orange marmalade, clove, chicory, nori, maraschino liqueur soaked sultanas, and sponge cake in evaporated milk finish. A spectacular XO cognac that delights the senses with with waves of rich, decadent, complex flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Complex, Fruity, Herbal, Rich, Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: caramel drenched grilled berries, marigold blossom, nut brittle, and sweet cinnamon whipped mascarpone
Taste Flavor: coconut creme anglaise, orange marmalade, clove, chicory, nori, maraschino liqueur soaked sultanas, and sponge cake in evaporated milk
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spectacular XO cognac that delights the senses with with waves of rich, decadent, complex flavors.

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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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.