The vintage eaux-de-vie of A.E. Dor are one the few that are left from before phylloxera struck the region in 1874. Adapting to current developments in the cognac industry and the luxury market in general, the company, today headed by Jacques Riviere, have launched a new range of products that target a wider and more international group of consumers.
Eye: Light pale yellow.
Nose: Sweet aromas, with vibrant oak spice and notes of dried cocoa.
Palate: Intense ground coffee fuses with orange peel and smoked wood hints. A lengthy finish of candied fruits, and malted almonds which matures slowly.
Tasting review by Grosperrin:
A deep amber color. On the nose, musky aroma, winey (vieux Sémillon), with a touch of acetic notes. On the palate, the first notes have a predominance of nutmeg and licorice. The finish is quite short.