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Pierre Ferrand

Pierre Ferrand
Selection des Anges XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$190

Pierre Ferrand
Selection des Anges XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 41.8%
Brilliant amber color. Inviting, tropical aromas of roasted cashew, baked apple, ripe tropical fruits, milk tea, toffee, and tapioca with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, long honey-roasted macadamia, strawberry jam on toast, minerals, flint smoke, black tea, and honeysuckle finish. A memorable Cognac that truly stands out in its class; an exotic, traveling finish full of tropical fruits, nuts and mouthwatering minerality.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Funky, Fruity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted cashew, baked apple, ripe tropical fruits, milk tea, toffee, and tapioca
Taste Flavor: honey-roasted macadamia, strawberry jam on toast, minerals, flint smoke, black tea, and honeysuckle
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A memorable Cognac that truly stands out from the others; an exotic, traveling finish full of tropical fruits, nuts and mouthwatering minerality.

The Producer or Importer

Cognac Ferrand USA

The Producer or  Importer
44 Woodstone Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
USA
1 978-771-9234

Their Portfolio

96 Pierre Ferrand Reserve Double Cask Cognac 42.3% (France) $79.99.
94 Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges XO Cognac 41.8% (France) $190.00.
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92 Plantation Original Dark Rum 40% (Trinidad) $17.99.
93 Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum 43% (Jamaica) $24.99.

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.