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Courvoisier

Courvoisier
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$150

Courvoisier
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Aromas of burnt sugar, peppercorns, heirloom apples, ginger, molasses, and lemon balm with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long dark chocolate, cappuccino, and gingerbread finish. A bright and concentrated XO with a roasty finish and elegant style.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: burnt sugar, peppercorns, heirloom apples, ginger, molasses, and lemon balm
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, cappuccino, and gingerbread
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sidecar, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and concentrated VSOP with a roasty finish and elegant style.

The PR/Ad Firm

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Their Portfolio

86 Courvoisier Avant-Garde Bourbon Cask Edition Specialty Spirit 40% (France) $40.00.
89 Courvoisier VS Cognac 40% (France) $25.00.
89 Courvoisier VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $35.00.
93 Courvoisier XO Cognac 40% (France) $150.00.
94 On The Rocks The Old Fashioned RTD 35% (USA) $.00.
96 On The Rocks The Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
91 On The Rocks The Cosmopolitan RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
87 On The Rocks The Aviation RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
88 On The Rocks The Mai Tai RTD 20% (USA) $.00.
BR On The Rocks The Margarita RTD 20% (USA) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Pinnacle Vodka 40% (France) $12.99.

XO Cognac

Spirits Glass Snifter Brandy.jpg
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.