Grande Champagne Cru
Distilled and matured in Cognac, this XO has been defined and shaped by Francois Méry who has artfully created the TRIBAL COGNAC COLLECTION.
Bottled size : 70 / 75 cl
Alcohol content : 40 % Alc. Vol.
Product of France
Region: Cognac, Grande Champagne, 1st cru of Cognac.
Principal grapes : Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Folle Blanche.
Type of distiller: Charentais Copper Still.
N° of distillations : two
Time in barrel : 10 – 20 years
Ingredients : Cognac Grande Champagne, 100 % organic certified cane sugar syrup
Notes from François Méry, Farming Artist…
This XO Cognac is part of the Tribal Cognac Collection, and has spent at least 10 years maturing in a combination of new and used French oak casks, enough time to begin developing the distinctive rancio that well-aged Cognac is known for.
It pours a polished mahogany color, with good clarity and sparkle. The first inhale delivers a rich, concentrated bouquet of fresh tobacco, leather, vanilla, and hazelnuts, as well as a slight dusting of vanilla-scented powdered sugar. A mellow sweetness greets the tongue, introducing flavors of marzipan, Christmas cake, and licorice. Here, fruit plays a supporting yet important, leavening the sweetness with bright notes of fresh fig and grape. A long, full finish lingers on the palate.
The XO is designed to enjoy neat, and is perfect for extending the quiet moments at the table after dinner.
Pairing : Cognac XO serves well with cheese, try Roquefort or Camembert. A perfect partner for white chocolate or « La Tarte Tatin ».