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Davidoff XO Cognac

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Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Age (minimum)
10
Brand
Davidoff Cognac
€ 199
excl. shipping

Tasting review

Eye: Warm golden amber color.

Nose: Complex nose of plum and prunes, elements of licorice, honey, cloves and red cedar on the nose.

Palate: Plum and peaches, honey and oak notes on the palate, a powerful fruity punch with woody hints permeating throughout. Some walnut and cloves present themselves after some aeration. Long and persistent finish.

Description

Pair Davidoff Cognac XO with your favorite cigar...

Expertly concocted for the Swiss cigar company Davidoff, this refined XO has recently been revamped after being bought by the HINE estate, meaning more innovative production methods and therefore more intricate and exciting flavor profiles, the Davidoff XO carafe design has equally been modernized, in keeping with HINE’s contemporary vision.

Containing very old (minimum 10 years) and high quality eaux-de-vie, this Cognac pairs perfectly with a high end cigar. Boasting an average age of 20 years, the flavor profile is wonderfully harmonized, featuring fruity, spicy and woody elements, providing that classic earthy feel you'd find in any quality XO, lending itself particularly well to the leathery, tobacco aromas of a luxury cigar.

The smooth smoking experience of a classic Genevan Davidoff cigar is replicated when drinking this delightful XO. Every sip is luxurious and lengthy, perfectly balanced. Experience warm winter fruity fragrances with a complex nose of plum and prunes, hints of licorice, honey and cloves compliment the woody notes of red cedar that are the result of many years of maturation.

On the palate, plum and peaches provide a sweeter element to this XO, a powerful fruity punch that permeates the dominant woody, walnut and spiced flavor profile that ends on a long and persistent finish.

How to Enjoy

This Cognac has an excellent and sturdy body that pairs perfectly with a cigar, of course, we recommend trying it with a cigar from the Genevan luxury tobacco specialists Davidoff! Any of their "Aniversario" cigars would balance well with the aromatic richness of this XO, notes of leather and spices would complement the earthy, woody tones of the Davidoff XO Cognac.

Presentation of the Bottle

Thanks to the recent purchase of Davidoff by Hine, the bottle's design falls in line with their sleek and stylish carafes and innovative ideas when it comes to branding. Boasting a wide oval shape, it's art-deco aesthetic stopper makes it a beautiful display piece to present on any drinks shelf or home bar.

The tall slender neck of the bottle is reminiscent of a cigar, a subtle and respectful nod to Davidoff's luxury tobacco products. Its beautiful silver label matches the elegant metallic cap.

The bottle equally comes with a leather box (not dissimilar to a classic cigar box...) for gifting, storage or display purposes, proudly displaying its "premium" quality on the label, destined for those classy Cognac connoisseurs to are lucky enough to try it.

Reviews (2)

Overall rating 0 1 2 3 4 5,00/5
By
on  Feb 24, 2020
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish) :
5
Nose:
5
Palate:
5
Value for money:
5

Davidoff XO

Great XO cognac. Wonderful flavors. Paired perfectly with a Davidoff cigar of course!


By
on  Jan 3, 2018
0 1 2 3 4
(5/5
Aftertaste (Finish) :
5
Nose:
4
Palate:
5
Value for money:
4

A Cigar Aficionado reviews this Cognac

A stunning bottle, absolutely unique the Davidof Extra old. One of my favorite Cognacs because of presentation and taste!


About Davidoff Cognac

The ‘raison d’etre’ behind Cognac Davidoff is the production of a cognac that is specifically designed. Zino Davidoff (1906 to 1994) made quality his philosophy - for friends and customers. This tenet still characterises the essence and the products of the Davidoff Luxury Group today, with our two cognacs, Davidoff VSOP and Davidoff XO, representing the latest manifestation of such a special claim.

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