Growth area & soil: Blend
Chabasse XO Exception Cognac: Perfumed and Graceful
Cellar Master René-Luc Chabasse has crafted and selected a range of truly exceptional eaux-de-vie to create this extra special blend. Aged for a minimum of ten years, the Chabasse XO Exception Cognac displays a richness and complexity of aroma akin to fine perfume. For this limited edition blend, René-Luc has selected eaux-de-vie for their richness and complexity of aroma, looking particularly for a clear expression of rancio. All his limited editions are creations for small quantities, not for mass production. Bearing the hallmarks of a very old Cognac, this XO also comes at a remarkably reasonable price.
Maison Chabasse is an independent Cognac house with a global depth; indeed, their Cognacs are renowned and enjoyed the world over. Their ancestral 17th-century estate lies in the town of Saint-Jean d’Angely, north of Cognac. Still in the hands of the Chambasse family, it’s run by Réné-Luc Chabasse, a direct descendant of the estate’s founder Jean-Baptiste Chabasse. This quirky Cognac house enjoys combining the traditional and the contemporary, both in the flavours of their releases as well as the packaging.
Presentation of the Bottle
The tall, straight bottle is both modern and classic, perfectly representing the Chabasse brand, topped with a large wooden stopper decorated with gold to complement the simplicity of the black and gold label. Two cranes are engraved in the glass, giving a touch of luxury to the packaging.
How to Enjoy Chabasse XO Exception Cognac
Rich and dense in flavor, this XO Cognac is perfect as a digestif after a rich meal. Serve with a hot espresso or a selection of fruits and cheeses - or simply enjoy it neat alongside a fine cigar.
Is this a perfume?
I've been eyeing Chabasse Cognac for a long time and its unique bottle design caught my eye.
I bought this bottle of Chabasse XO Exception Cognac from the cognac specialist and was particularly pleased with my wife, whose box and bottle were very attractive to her. On a very special Chinese holiday, we opened the bottle as a family and the first thing my wife exclaimed was, "This is perfume, isn't it?" The fragrance is very special. The aroma was very special, with tobacco, crushed pine and an indescribable woody aroma, and when we got close to the glass and smelled it, the floral and fruity aroma filled the tulip glass, which was fascinating.
The wine has a long finish, crossing the mouth and throat, very pleasant!
Thank you, Cognac-Expert, for a very happy evening!
About Chabasse Cognac
In the depths of Saint-Jean d’Angely lies the historic 17th century cognac estate of Chabasse. This family run business today lies in the capable hands of Réné-Luc Chabasse, the ancestor of the founder of the family estate, Jean-Baptiste Chabasse. Chabasse Cognac is enjoyed around the globe, and today the house enjoys making the most of both the traditional and the contemporary – something that is portrayed in the striking shapes and designs of the bottles the cognacs are presented in.
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