Pasquet XO Grande Champagne Cognac
Groeigebied (Cru) & bodem: Grande Champagne
The Pasquet XO Grande Champagne Cognac is a delightful offering from this small, traditional cognac house. And, we have to say, it's extraordinary! Created from a blend of eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne region, it's the epitome of all that makes this the premier terroir growing area for Cognac grapes.
Aged for a minimum of 25 years, it takes your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride of spice, cinnamon, dried fruits, muscat, and orange blossom. And of course, as you'd expect from a cognac of this age, that special 'rancio' is present and correct. This is cognac to savour - one for special occasions.
Tasted in blind tasting: Winner
I tasted 6 cognacs in a blind tasting and Pasquet's XO came in on position #1! Well done Jean and Amy.. So let's look at this: Intense nose, fruity, floral and sweet - complex. The mouth is super balanced, and I like the after taste. Recommended!
A real find
Tried this Cognac during a blind tasting of other XOs. It was the stand out winner! Slightly bitter on the nose, with a strong entrance onto the palate. Woody and spicy, with a wonderful long aftertaste that mellows as it fades. In comparison to other XOs, it also is really competitively priced. In a nutshell - loved it
Over Pasquet Cognac
The all-organic house of Cognac Pasquet perfectly strikes the balance between the warmth of family tradition, and innovative savoir-faire. In order to revive a plot of vines during the 1990s, the Pasquet family reached deep into their ancestral history for its organic farming methods. It was here that they found a beautiful equilibrium in the ecosystem of their vines, and in their Cognacs themselves. Awarded ‘Agriculture Biologique status’ in 1998, they haven’t looked back since; as they continue to craft small-batch Cognacs. With ranges such as ‘L’Organic’ and ‘Esprit de la Famille’, the Pasquet family ensures that every step of their Cognac production respects the environment. And the resulting Cognacs are something very special indeed…
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