André Petit XO Extra Très Rare Decanter Edition Cognac
Growth area & soil: Bons Bois
André Petit Extra Decanter - An award winning Bons Bois Cognac for creating memories
Created for savoring the special moments, the André Petit Extra Tres Rare Decanter Edition is a certain crowd pleaser with its beautiful cubic decanter. It is composed of eaux-de-vie that have been aged for around 25 years on average with some reaching up to 35 years old. Made with grapes grown in the Bon Bois terroir, it is complex, round, smooth, and has a wonderful taste of rancio. And for anyone who's not yet familiar with the house of Andre Petit, this is a great place to start. Just be warned - once you taste this delight, you'll have no choice but to return and sample more of their wares.
The extended aging period has made for a Cognac of a far higher quality than you'd expect from something that's labeled simply as an 'EXTRA'. Composed with eaux-de-vie that have been created by the likes of Jacques Petit, his father and his grandfather, is perfectly underlines their family values.
This Cognac has been produced following very old methods. The grapes are harvested by hand and distilled following the teachings of his grandparents. In the distillation, they do not use any machines to separate alcohol - they trust their noses alone. This family producer are wine growers who develop a Cognac with a pronounced style following our feelings and tastes.
- Gold Medal The World Challenge Bordeaux, 2000
- Prix d’Excellence Bordeaux, 2000
- Bronze medal, International Spirit Competition, London, 1998
- Silver medal, The World Challenge in 1990
How to Enjoy
To be tasted in a moment of peace and serenity.
Presentation of the bottle
This version of the Tres Rare Extra XO comes in a delightful decanter and cardboard presentation box. This makes it almost tailor made to purchase as a gift for the Cognac lover.
We tasted in a XO Extra blind tasting. Position #2. The nose is a bit flat, the final is sort of sour and smooth at the same time. A lot of wood in here & fruits. I like it!
So I actually did an XO blind tasting and this cognac came in 2nd with 6 other Cognacs. But wait: This is an Extra Cognac, so it's technically older than an XO. Lovely nose, balanced palate and the after taste is pretty nice & rather dry.
I'd say pretty remarkable pricing for what it is - and of course by our friend Jacques Petit, our neighbor from Berneuil. Well done!
A real find
Soft and round on the nose, very pleasant. On first sip it's an exciting taste, that then mellows and becomes more spicy. The aftertaste is lengthy and really enjoyable. A great old Cognac that, especially when compared to others of this caliber, offers incredible value for money
About Andre Petit Cognac
This small family-run cognac producer from Berneuil insists that their cognac is not merely of standard quality. This can be validated by the fact that the Petit family works with traditional methods handed down form their grandparents and harvest the grapes manually. This is almost extinct in the cognac industry due to growing demand and the production of high quantities. André Petit came to some sort of fame in the industry by stopping their contract with Hennessy in the 1960s and deciding to produce themselves. Like many small producers from the Cognac region, they also specialize in the making of Pineau des Charentes.
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