Growth area & soil: Blend
Courvoisier XO Impérial Cognac
The Courvoisier XO Imperial Cognac is dominated by the flavors from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, alongside this, delights of the Borderies eaux-de-vie within the blend complement those of the premier crus perfectly. The components that make up the blend are between 20-35 years of age, and the result is a well-rounded, slightly feminine Cognac with a unique bouquet. Enjoy the evolution of this Cognac, as the aromas develop from fruit to spice and a long, silky and fruity finish swims across the palate. A sumptuous well-aged Cognac, with a blissful lingering finish - sure to leave a lasting impression.
The house of Courvoisier combines old techniques with new technology, valuing the delicate blend of art and science when producing their Cognacs. With exceptional quality also being at the forefront of the brand's values, the house of Courvoisier even toasted the Grand Opening of the Eiffel Tower back in 1889. Such a momentous occasion sets the tradition that Courvoisier Cognac is the perfect drink choice for special occasions and celebrations.
Presentation of the bottle
Dressed in a contemporary, curvaceous carafe, its tear drop form presentation reflects the larger than life XO Cognac housed inside. Masters in the art of Cognac, Courvoisier have expertly produced an enticing XO that appeals from the inside out. From the seductive dark caramel color of the Cognac, to the label’s purple embellished branding stamped on the bottle. Not only does XO Imperial gain credibility from music legend Busta Rhymes, but it certainly gets our utmost seal of approval tool.
How to enjoy
Enjoy neat as an aperitif, on the rocks, or with a mixer of your choice to make a long drink. Pair with a fine cigar to crank the tasting experience up a notch.
Best Cognac in the World at the International Spirits Competition 1994
Awarded 2 Stars in the Hachette Guide 2010
Fun fact: This Cognac featured in the Busta Rhymes video - Pass the Courvoisier!
I have aways enjoyed this brand of Cognac, I worked at a four star restaurant in Corpus Christi where I learned about Cognacs from the Chef's and I was able to sample many brands both affordable and more expensive but always came back to this brand. I was first given a taste in a cup of premium coffee with a dessert and was impressed. Later I was given it in a sipping glass and really enjoyed it.
About Courvoisier Cognac
Courvoisier is amongst the four leading Cognac houses in the world - also known as the 'Big Four'. Legend has it that the emperor Napoléon himself chose Courvoisier as his preferred Cognac, therefore Courvoisier brandy is often referred to as “The Cognac of Napoleon”. The company dates back to 1828 and since has its headquarters in the town of Jarnac. With prestigious bottles such as Courvoisier Napoléon or Josephine, the Cognac house is at the top of the luxury spirits market. The Courvoisier VS, VSOP, and Rose Liqueur are also very popular. The drink is strongly ingrained in US Hip Hop culture with Busta Rhymes and P Diddy dedicating the song “Pass the Courvoisier” to the traditional brand.
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