Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Comandon Extra Old Signature Cognac
While many believe that a good Cognac need ought to be old, the Comandon XO Signature Cognac proves otherwise. Characterized by its fresh flavors and aromas, it is a complex and structured XO that is certainly to impress. It is the epitome of the Comandon philosophy and what they believe a great XO should be. Experts in the field, such as the Cognac Masters at Comandon, know that older does not necessarily mean better.
Produced in a “slow” way, it is perfect for Cognac fans who want an individual expression and experience while enjoying their Cognac. For that reason, less than 1000 bottles have been made of the XO Signature by Comandon, and no more. Crafted to total finesse, the result is made from passion for the world of Cognac. They are produced carefully, without rushing, and with the help of generations of savoir-faire. This high-end Cognac from the house of Comandon is a blend of old Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois eaux-de-vie.
The Extra Old Signature by Comandon is perfectly summed up by ‘freshness’ and ‘youthful vitality’. It might not be the ‘smoothest’ or the longest finish, but the flavors are varied depending on the batch. With fresher and sharper flavors than a normal XO Cognac, it is certainly in keeping with the Comandon philosophy that nature decides.
The Comandon philosophy
The Masters of Comandon go against the grain when it comes to Cognac production; seeking only the harmonious younger XOs to craft smaller, artisanal batches. They continue to innovate and reinvent tradition by creating a unique, sustainable experience for the Cognac fan, instead of blending to create the same, old blends over and again.
Comandon XO Signature Awards
Comandon XO Signature has won the World Best XO at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the leading spirits authority in the world.
- 2011 World Spirits Competition Double Gold
- WSWA Spirit Competition Gold Medal
- 2010 World Spirits Competition Double Gold
- Beverage Tasting Institute - 93 points
About Comandon Cognac
Comandon is an independent Cognac house that continue to control all of their production in-house. Their philosophy lies in uniting traditional elegance and two centuries of savoir-faire with modernity and pushing the boundaries, which can be seen in their bespoke branding campaigns and unique internet presence. Think La Dolce Vita meets Armani.
With an extremely forward-thinking marketing agenda and a particularly hands-on approach when it comes to the music and entertainment industry, Comandon have carved themselves an interesting space for a niche approach to the Cognac business.
They do an exceptional job of producing small, artisanal batches that offer rare and limited glimpses into one particular terroir, or one exceptional harvest, whether the eaux-de-vie are younger or older. For this reason, they defy tradition in the Cognac world, who believe that “older is better” and producing the same Cognac year in, year out is the end objective. Comandon instead work in tandem with nature, initiating unique collaborations for their single cask collection, and never fearing experimentation.
With a history dating back around 200 years, the Cognac house continue to produce excellent Cognac and receive top-notch awards.
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