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Selection Olivier Blanc

Selection Olivier Blanc
Exceptionnel Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 42%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$380

Selection Olivier Blanc
Exceptionnel Cognac

Category: Luxury Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 42%
Dark amber color. Exotic, fruity aromas and flavors of bright lychee, peach candies, vanilla caramel, ramune soda, and dried apricot with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, long sweet tobacco, mango powder, and thai chiles finish. Rich exotic fruits explode out of the glass in this distinctive expression of cognac.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: bright lychee, peach candies, vanilla caramel, ramune soda, and dried apricot
Taste Flavor: sweet tobacco, mango powder, and thai chiles
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich exotic fruits explode out of the glass in this distinctive expression of cognac.

The Producer

Selection Olivier Blanc S.O.B

The Producer
28 Rue Bel Air
Cherac, 17610
France
33 -607993869

Luxury Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
A luxury Cognac is one that has been barrel aged for a long period of time and is deemed by its producer as a special blend that stands out from their other products. Some are labeled as X.O., but most are not and use proprietary names, age statements, or the term "Extra". All of the components of the blend have been aged much longer than the minimum six years required for an X.O. designation, while some can be aged 20, 30, 50 or over 100 years.

Many Luxury Cognacs are from the Grande Champagne district, an area that produces some of the longest aged Cognacs of all. Quality-wise, these are sublime Cognacs with perfumes of dried apricot, hazelnuts, figs and vanilla; full-bodied, they are remarkable elegant with great complexity and have a finish of extreme length. They are often packaged in a specially designed crystal bottles and/or wooden cases, to emphasize their prestige. They should be reserved for the finest moments, sipped and enjoyed neat in a snifter with or without a cigar.