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Courvoisier
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

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

Courvoisier
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Inviting aromas of spice cake, raisin bran, candied apple, white pepper, peppermint, and prosciutto with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long dried figs, spiced toffee, black tea, cedar, and star anise finish. A full-bodied XO Cognac with rich flavors of fruit, oak, spice and rancio.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: spice cake, raisin bran, candied apple, white pepper, peppermint, and prosciutto
Taste Flavor: dried figs, spiced toffee, black tea, cedar, and star anise
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full-bodied XO cognac with rich flavors of fruit, oak, spice and rancio.

The PR/Ad Firm

Coyne PR

The PR/Ad Firm
5 Wood Hollow Rd
Parsippany, NJ 07054
USA
1 973-588-2000

Their Portfolio

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.