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Croizet

Croizet
X.O. Gold Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$137.99

Croizet
X.O. Gold Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas of caramel, passionfruit, toasted croissant, sesame oil, and cured meats with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, layered, long espresso beans, red bean bao, milk chocolate with roasted almonds, caraway, and dried peach finish. A spicy, chewy XO cognac that will be a delightful nightcap offering for your guests.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: caramel, passionfruit, toasted croissant, sesame oil, and cured meats
Taste Flavor: espresso beans, red bean bao, milk chocolate with roasted almonds, caraway, and dried peach
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars, with drops of water and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vieux Carré, Brandy Crusta, Champs-Élysées
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, chewy XO cognac that will be a delightful nightcap offering for your guests.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
421 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USA
1 843-881-0761

Their Portfolio

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.