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Marancheville 10 Year Old Grande Champagne Cognac

64 /100

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sebastien c.

Reviews written: 11 (see reviews)

Average Score given: 81

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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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a nice intro into the world of XO cognac.

58 /100

Marancheville 10 years old is an interesting cognac, it is not overly complex, one could even say fairly basic but its well balance and it works.
If you are looking for a complex, strong XO this might not be the cognac for you but if you want an nice introduction into the world of XO, this is a great choice especially at that price point.

Color: Golden with hint of Cooper
Nose: Very mild, slightly sweet with vanilla , caramel and honey
Palate: a surprising spiciness (not expected from the nose), on the thicker side (coat the mouth nicely), I get flavors of cloves, caramel, hint of apple and nuts.
Finish: Nothing memorable , more of the fruit/spice combination from the palate.

While this cognac has a very good price value, for $ 40 more or so, the Marancheville XO Grand Champagne is a much better cognac in my opinion.


  • Apple
  • Caramel
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Hazelnut
  • Honey
  • Spices


Wood 5/10

Spice 7/10

Fruit 6/10

Flower 2/10

Bottle / Package Design 3/5

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

Value for Money 4/5

Overpriced Low Average Bargain Steal



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.


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


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?


1st impression
Alcohol level


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?


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


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?


Power / “Smooth”

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?


Total: 58/100

  • 80-84: Recommended
  • 85-89: Highly Recommended
  • 90-95: Exceptional
  • 96-100: Superlative
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