Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Bertrand XO Decanter Cognac
Bertrand XO Cognac is a delightful blend of Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie that has been aged in oak casks for around 35 years. These eaux-de-vie which are distilled using the traditional method have been carefully selected by the Cellar Master to produce an elegant and powerful Cognac. This Single Estate XO is limited and numbered and is the pride of the Bertrand Domaine. A double gold medal winner it’s complex and balanced and showcases some of the less usual aromas and flavors, such as coffee and cocoa.
The Bertrand family estate is situated in the heart of the Petite Champagne region, where they work full circle, from the vine to the bottle. All the Cognacs are Single Estate production, from Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes which have been harvested exclusively in their own vineyards, which is their guarantee of authenticity and origin. Read our blog article about Bertrand Cognac: Strength, Passion and Female Influence.
Presentation of the bottle
Beautifully presented in a tear-shaped decanter with a presentation box and glass stopper - it is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. An excellent addition for collectors and enthusiasts alike. With its heavy base and elegant shape, this decanter oozes elegance. Such fabulous presentation is sure to inject a heightened element of luxury into the experience of tasting this already fine XO Cognac.
How to enjoy
This is a top-quality Cognac to be enjoyed as a digestif at the end of a good meal. Sip it neat to appreciate the Cognac for all its glory. And for those who love a cigar, this XO certainly has more than enough character to be an excellent partner. The depth and complexity of this XO Cognac means it is one to be savored.
Bertrand XO Awards:
2012: Concours Générale Agricole de Paris - Gold Medal
2014: Beverage Tasting Institute, Chicago - Gold Medal / 95 points
This is top of their ordinary range, only the Heritage is older. This is a very dark cognac. It is a bit shy on the nose, it takes time to get the aromas out of the glass. Then you can find tones of vanilla, fruit and some elegant wood. It is quite smooth in the mouth, you can find hints of spices...
My review for Bertrand XO Decanter
would personally score this up market cognac 94/100. Smooth on the palate is an under statement. the finish is long, very long indeed. great array of fruitiness, rate 4/5 average amount of spices, rate 2/5( which is not a a bad thing) very slight floral notes, rate 1/5 ( which is not a a bad...
Just a lovely nose, with dried fruits, and a little vanilla and wood spice. I want to crawl into the glass!!! The palate is alive with dried and candied fruits, some kind of nut, and a hint of chocolate? The finish is extremely long, and so pleasing. Great balance from the nose throughout the...
About Bertrand Cognac
Located in the town of Réaux sur Trèfle, in the Petite Champagne terroir, the house of Bertrand Cognac boasts centuries of tradition in the art of making Cognac. This family run, independent house produce a small, high quality range of Cognacs, from a VS through to an XO, and everything in between. Dedicated and passionate about their art, the family Bertrand farm their 82 hectares of land, guaranteeing that every single one of their Cognacs is produced solely from grapes grown within their own vineyards.
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