Growth area & soil: Blend
D'USSÉ Extra Old Cognac created in the Chateau de Cognac
This brand is making waves - not only do they draw upon hundreds of years of savoir-faire, but they also innovate to create one of the most stylish Cognacs, the D'USSÉ XO. It is the second of the D'USSÉ line, and Master Blender Michel Casavecchia weaves his magic by selecting only the finest eaux-de-vie of 10 years or more. The result is a stunning Extra Old Cognac that has been left to sleep in French barrels and develop depth and complexity in flavor and aroma. Crafted at the iconic Chateau de Cognac in the home of the historic Baron Otard Cognac producers, the D'USSÉ XO is pure luxury.
The D'USSÉ XO Cross of Lorraine Decanter
The two-barred cross decanter is both cutting edge and wonderfully rustic. The glossy black bottle arrives in a crushed velvet black box, with silver calligraphy etched into the side. The silver metallic Cross of Lorraine gives an indication of the extensive history of Cognac blending knowledge at D'USSÉ, and the design is a subtle nod towards the forward-thinking element of the brand. Bottled at 40% ABV.
How to enjoy D'USSÉ XO
Enjoy it neat, or on the rocks.
D'USSÉ XO Awards and Accreditations
- Wine Enthusiast gave this Cognac 90/100 points, describing the flavors as “melting into bold, sweet vanilla, caramel, and clove”.
- The Ultimate Beverage Challenge gave it 95/100 points with a “slight tobacco finish”.
very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
I have at home the Remy, Courvoisier, and now this D'usse. All XO's. Comparing these three, I find the D'usse to best balanced, least woody, least sharp, most fruit and floral forward, and the smoothest, with an outstanding medium/long finish. The D'usse was also the cheapest of the three.
About D’USSÉ Cognac
Created just shy of five years ago, D’USSÉ Cognac may seem young, but everything about them exudes age-old tradition and regional history. Crafted at one of the oldest Cognac houses in France, the Château de Cognac, it makes for stunning eaux-de-vie that quite literally soak up the atmosphere of where they are located. Cellar Master Michel Cassavecchia has been curating Cognac for over two decades, and their range now consists of the D’USSÉ XO and the D’USSÉ VSOP. They have certainly been in the limelight for the past couple of years thanks to a collaboration with US rapper and hip hop mogul, Jay-Z.
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