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Drouet et Fils

Drouet et Fils
Cuvée Ulysse XO Grande Champagne Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$124.99

Drouet et Fils
Cuvée Ulysse XO Grande Champagne Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Deep copper color. Interesting aromas of cashew nougat, dried fruits, leather, and floral honeycomb with a satiny soft, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, chocolate orange peel, creme brulee, tropical fruit, and Asian spice nuanced finish. A lively and elegantly flavorful XO Cognac that is sure to please both Cognac novices and connoisseurs.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cashew nougat, dried fruits, leather, and floral honeycomb
Taste Flavor: long, chocolate orange peel, creme brulee, tropical fruit, and Asian spice
Smoothness Smoothness: Soft
Finish Finish: Nuanced
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and elegantly flavorful XO Cognac that is sure to please both Cognac novices and connoisseurs.
The Importer

Glass Revolution Imports

The Importer
9550 South Easter Ave. Suite 253
Las Vegas, NV 89123
USA
1 704-497-2493
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.