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Expectations more than fulfilled
Eye-catching and high-quality bottle, so you can't confuse it with the "Vielle Reserve". Discreet and restrained aromas of fruit, reminiscent of baking ingredients or dried fruit. The longer you sniff and taste it, the more the caramel and almond aromas dominate. Taken on its own, an excellent...
This is not a bad assessment, as it has to compete with other VSOPs I have ordered from Cognac Expert so far and whose bottles still have something to compare with. The aroma and taste are more reminiscent of couverture than chocolate, and tobacco aromas are perceptible. In my opinion, consumer...
Not so great
At Cognac Expert, it is described as XO in the product description. I do not doubt that at all, am just surprised that it arrives in a satin bottle and is very fresh, not to say very alcoholic. Neither fruity nor spicy, just good enough for cooking or to hide it in a cocktail, in sum a difficul...
It is always subjective impressions that are described. This cognac smells very dominantly of overripe bananas ("giraffe bananas"). I clearly taste cake and tart, the vanilla aroma used in baking. Not quite as varied and complex as Pierre Vaudon's XO and all around recommendable.