Full Review

D’USSÉ

D’USSÉ
Cognac XO

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$230

D’USSÉ
Cognac XO

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant copper color. Aromas and flavors of spiced raisins, figs and dried fall fruits, toffee, hint of licorice, and smoked nuts with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a relaxed cedar warehouse, caramel and molasses, and delicate spice finish. A pleasant easy drinking XO Cognac.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: spiced raisins, figs and dried fall fruits, toffee, hint of licorice, and smoked nuts
Taste Flavor: cedar warehouse, caramel and molasses, and delicate spice
Smoothness Smoothness: Satiny
Finish Finish: Spicy
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant easy drinking XO Cognac.

The Producer or Importer

Bacardi USA

The Producer or  Importer
2701 LeJeune Rd, 8th Floor
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 786-264-8054

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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.