Francois Voyer Extra Cognac Limited Christmas Edition

Highly Recommended 87 /100

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Cognac age
Hors d'Age
Growth area
Grande Champagne
Bottle size
700ml
ABV
43%

sebastien c.

Reviews written: 9 (see reviews)

Average Score given: 80

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Just a French guy living in the USA that enjoy a nice cognac from time to time. Like to experiment with cognac cocktails (using VS or VSOP), and love a nice XO neat after a great dinner! Working on a you tube channel reviewing cognacs and food :)

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Perfect Winter cognac

Highly Recommended 86 /100

This is a very limited edition cognac but If you can get your hands on a bottle, you should without hesitation.
It is a spicy, warm cognac with notes of leather, tobacco, cloves and dry fruit, a perfect winter cognac.
On first look, you can see the nice light cooper color.
On the nose you can easily recognize the spiciness of leather and tobacco, you also get hint of cloves an dry fruits. it is a very enjoyable and complex nose
For the palate, you also get leather, tobacco and spices, there is a lot going on and it's easy to recognize that it is over 40% .
The finish is fairly long and woody, with more cloves and hints of honey

In summary a very enjoyable cognac that is perfect neat after a holiday meal maybe sitting by the fireplace!

Tags

  • Cigar Box
  • Clove
  • Dried Apricot
  • Honey
  • Leather
  • Oak
  • Pepper
  • Rancio
  • Tobacco
  • Wood

Flavour

Wood 7/10

Spice 8/10

Fruit 5/10

Flower 3/10

Bottle / Package Design 4/5

Where is the Love? Ordinary Nice Beautiful A sight to be seen!

Value for Money 4/5

Overpriced Low Average Bargain Steal

Tasting

Nose

What aromas do you get when you sniff the Cognac? Do you get hints of fruits or flowers - perhaps it's sweet? Is it intense or rather flat - and most importantly, is the nose coherent to taste and finish? The nose is the most important part when tasting Cognac.

20/25

True to category
Array of smells
Intensity of smells
Balance of smells
Presence of ethanol

Mouth

A small sip: Allow your taste buds in the various areas of your mouth to distinguish the different flavours. This part of cognac tasting is described as ‘the palate’. Don’t just swallow it down; allow the liquid to touch all the regions of the mouth. Doing this is necessary as the taste buds pick up contrasting flavours in the different areas of the mouth; on the tip of your tongue to the sides, for example. Take a tiny sip to prep your palate for the sensory experience to come. Take a second larger sip, and gently roll the cognac around, etting it come into contact with every corner of your mouth. Focus on the perceived textural sensations. Are the sensations round and rich or fresh and elegant? Is the overall mouthfeel intense, balanced, disjointed, or lacking presence? In short, how does the cognac feel in your mouth?

18/20

1st impression
Body
Texture
Alcohol level

Taste

Quite simply, what do you taste as you gently roll the cognac around in your mouth? Pay close attention to any flavors of fruits, flowers, oak, and spices - or a complex combination of those elements. Are the flavors cohesive with the Nose and the Mouth, giving a sense of balance and complexity?

22/25

True to category
Complexity of tastes
Distinctiveness of tastes
Intensity of tastes
Balance of tastes

Finish

The ‘finish’ is the experience you get after you’ve swallowed the cognac. What flavours can you detect? Is it a flat or rough finish and rather sharp, or is it a slight 'punch' you like? How long does the finish last? Also think about overall balance: How does the finish compare to nose and taste?

18/20

Flavours
Length
Power / “Smooth”
Balance

Overall Impression

Consider the Nose, Mouth, Taste, and Finish simultaneously - the cognac as a whole. Is there cohesion between the four categories, or does the cognac shine in some areas and appear dull in others? Quite simply, is the memory from the tasting experience one that will last your lifetime; is the memory good but nothing extraordinary; or is the cognac’s impact entirely forgettable?

8/10

Total: 86/100

  • 80-84: Recommended
  • 85-89: Highly Recommended
  • 90-95: Exceptional
  • 96-100: Superlative
Flat Acceptable Fine Excellent Ethereal Thin & weak Disjointed Balanced Exquisite Bland Ordinary Good Excellent Spectacular Non-existent, or rough Acceptable Good Memorable Endless Uninspiring, or rough Ordinary Good Excellent Memorable
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