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Drouet et Fils

Drouet et Fils
XO Ulysse Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40.3%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$140

Drouet et Fils
XO Ulysse Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40.3%
Copper color. Inviting aromas of prosciutto, cafe au lait, cherry mostarda, musk, and yuzu with a round, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, very complex, long chocolate dipped candied orange peels, cinnamon spice drops, chocolate caramel candies, and dried rose petals finish. A delicious, engaging cognac with a long, developing finish; savor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Fruity, Complex & Candied
Aroma Aroma: prosciutto, cafe au lait, cherry mostarda, musk, and yuzu
Taste Flavor: chocolate dipped candied orange peels, cinnamon spice drops, chocolate caramel candies, and dried rose petals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, engaging cognac with a long, developing finish; savor.

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.