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D’USSÉ

D’USSÉ
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$230

D’USSÉ
XO Cognac

Category: XO Cognac

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant mahogany color. Aromas of cola, coconut cream, ripe oranges, roasted nuts, and hits of sherry with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, captivating, medium-long sticky toffee pudding with figs, dulce de leche, turmeric, fruit and nut press, and chocolate-covered espresso bean finish. A creamy, spicy, decadent Cognac with a spectrum of flavors to uncover.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: cola, coconut cream, ripe oranges, roasted nuts, and hits of sherry
Taste Flavor: sticky toffee pudding with figs, dulce de leche, turmeric, fruit and nut press, and chocolate-covered espresso bean
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, spicy, decadent Cognac with a spectrum of flavors to uncover.

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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.