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XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$250

D’USSÉ
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of dark fudge and coconut, well worn leather, tobacco and molasses, and grilled pineapple in chocolate sauce with a round, soft, dryish medium body and a relaxed finish manifesting touches of vanilla sweet cream, coconut cream, cocoa nibs, and creme brulee. Rich and earthy while being subdued and brooding, this is a good dessert drink to pair with milder flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dark fudge and coconut, well worn leather, tobacco and molasses, and grilled pineapple in chocolate sauce
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of vanilla sweet cream, coconut cream, cocoa nibs, and creme brulee
Smoothness Smoothness: Soft
Finish Finish: Relaxed
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich and earthy while being subdued and brooding, this is a good dessert drink to pair with milder flavors.

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XO Cognac

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Serve in a Snifter
X.O. (or extra old) Cognacs previously required a 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.

As of 2016, according to the official Cognac regulatory agency, BNIC, the minimum component age requirement for X.O. Cognac must be 10 years from 2016 onwards. In practice many Cognac houses and brands had been at or above the 10 year requirement for their X.O. expressions, but this is now the legal requirement.