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Baron Otard XO Gold Precious Edition Cognac

Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
1000ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Otard Cognac

Tasting review

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Eye: Amber with golden reflections. 

Nose: A roundness that reveals a rich harmony of aromas of dawn woodland, with hints of hazelnut and leather. 

Palate: Complex and rich, combining fruity aromas with the sweetness of just a hint of honey, enhanced by a remarkable length of rancio.

Growth area & soil: Blend

Bois Ordinaires
Borderies
Bons Bois
Fins Bois
Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

Baron Otard XO Gold Precious Edition Cognac: Eye-Catching Luxury

Initially released as a travel retail exclusive, this outstanding Cognac has been rested in red oak barrels to give it an outstanding character laced with honey and leather notes. The personality of Baron Otard XO Gold is expressed through the perfect balance of the finest eaux-de-vie, carefully matured underground for well over a decade. The distinctive taste of Baron Otard, which sets it apart from other cognacs, has its origins in Château de Cognac, a landmark in the heart of Cognac. Baron Otard is aged in ancient, historic cellars where the thickness of the stone walls and the proximity of the River Charente guarantee ideal humidity and temperature conditions. It’s this unique environment that creates the very specific, smooth, round taste of Baron Otard Cognac.

The house of Baron Otard Cognac dates back to 1795, when Jean-Baptise Antoine Otard, grandson of the Scottish Baron James Otard, returned from to France from a period of exile in England during the French Revolution. Coming from a family of winemakers, Jean-Baptiste was passionate about eau-de-vie and reputedly developed his own Cognac during this period. After returning to his hometown, he was able to purchase the Royal Château in Cognac at auction, saving the historic landmark from demolition. Here, behind dense stone walls and with a humid microclimate provided by the River Charente, Jean-Baptise launched his own Cognac company, then known as Maison Otard. Today the Château is a tourist attraction and houses a vast collection of casks containing the eaux-de-vie which will become Baron Otard Cognac. 

Presentation of the Bottle

The classic Baron Otard teardrop bottle has been updated with a coating of brilliant reflective gold. The stopper - also in gold - has a multifaceted texture that reflects the light whichever way you turn the bottle. An accompanying gift box completes the package.

How to Enjoy Baron Otard XO Gold

This fantastically complex VSOP is great before dinner as well as after. Serve neat in tulip glasses at room temperature as a digestif, or over ice as an aperitif.

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About Otard Cognac

With an ancient tradition tracing back to the Middle Ages, and to the great Norwegian Viking Ottar, this Cognac dynasty has an incredibly unique history. Around the same period, the iconic Chateau de Cognac was built on the banks of the Charente, and was largely associated with the French monarchy. Eventually, the two histories would merge with the arrival of the Cognac Maison Otard, founded in 1795. Today, the Chateau is the home of Baron Otard Cognac, who are amongst the most recognized in quality. The elegant teardrop bottles are a beautiful symbol for the simultaneously traditional and modern values of Cognac Otard.

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