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Armagnac Sempé XO Islay Wooden Arch
Armagnac Sempé XO Islay Wooden Arch is an extra old blend of eaux-de-vie that has spent a minimum of 10 years aging in old Limousin oak casks. This XO contains an impressive array of aromas before the Armagnac has even passed your lips. It boasts powerful aromatic strength and prevailing orange and woody flavors, which contrast delectably against subtle underlying hints of caramel and violet. Upon the first sip, expect to be greeted with a further injection of tangy sweetness, as notes of plum marmalade swim smoothly across the palate. An overall well-balanced Armagnac offering great length and an inviting sweetness - the perfect XO for connoisseurs with a sweet tooth.
Sempe is one of Armagnac’s most well-known trading houses. Founded in 1934 by Abel Sempe, in the Gascon region, he developed the brand on an international level. Innovation is therefore at the heart of the house of Sempe. The family business seeks to continue producing Armagnac in the same way that Abel Sempe once did, which strives to combine savoir-faire with enabling Armagnac to be as accessible to as many people as possible.
Presentation of the decanter
Presented in a heavy set, wide and curvaceous decanter - the design is a mix of both contemporary and traditional. Meaning it really does suit the preferences of all Armagnac connoisseurs. Lodged between a wooden arch, this XO is the present as well as the perfect gift for someone with expensive taste and lavishes in the finer things in life.
How to enjoy
This stand-alone Cognac is ideally sipped neat, preferably from a traditional tulip glass or snifter. Sip and savour as the patchwork of sweet and fruity flavors open up in time. This XO also serves deliciously as the accompaniment to a post-dinner cheese course.