The Courvoisier XO Imperial Cognac is dominated by the flavors and aromas from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, however, the delights of the Borderies eaux-de-vie within the blend complement them 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; from the developing aromas from fruit to spice, and a silky, fruity pleasure in the mouth. And of course, as you'd expect from such a well-aged Cognac, the finish is long and utimately satisfying.
This is the Cognac that appeared in the Busta Rhymes video, Pass the Courvoisier!
1994 - named Best Cognac in the World at the International Spirits Competition
Awarded 2 Stars in the Hachette Guide 2010
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Eye: Dark caramel
Nose: Flowery, vanilla tones develop, along with nutmeg and orange fruit
Palate: Round, smooth, hints of orange, vanilla, and a touch of creme brûlée. Long, stable finish, slightly sweet, but mellow.
Courvoisier is amongst the four leading cognac houses in the world. Legend has it that the emperor Napoleon himself chose Courvoisier as his preferred cognac, therefore Courvoisier 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 Napoleon or Josephine, the cognac house is at the top of the luxury spirits market. The drink is strongly engrained in US Hip Hop culture with Busta Rhymes and P Diddy dedicating the song “Pass the Courvoisier” to the traditional cognac.