De Luze XO Fine Champagne + Pearls of Cognac

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Growth area
Fine Champagne

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Cognac age
XO

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Bottle size
50g
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
De Luze Cognac
$ 159
excl. shipping

Tasting review

Eye: Deep amber.

Nose: Floral notes of spring jasmine and medlar flowers make an elegant statement, while fruity notes of ripe figs, prunes, candied orange and crème brûlée add a rich sweetness. Notes of warm brioche and toasted oak join to add a little spice to the mix.

Palate: This eau-de-vie is mellow, generous, refined and elegant. It possesses both magnificent smoothness and roundness, and its finish is long and intense, marked by an unforgettable richness that perfectly lingers. 

Description

Smooth Sailing with De Luze XO Fine Champagne

De Luze XO Fine Champagne is an award-winning cognac blend from a distinguished house. The cellar master executed a perfect blend of several eaux-de-vie from the highly-regarded Grande Champagne terroir, promising richness and harmony that results in smooth sailing for interested cognac connoisseurs. Its XO categorization indicates that the youngest blend in the mix was aged for at least 10 years in traditional oak barrels, which are meticulously maintained by De Luze’s Master Cooper. This edition comes with 'Perles de Cognac', a glass jar of pearlized cognac that provides a burst of flavor that could accompany any food or drink. 

De Luze is run by the Boinaud family, whose vineyard is the largest in the Cognac region, made up of 420 hectares of land. Their distillery includes 41 stills, and their method of distillation on the lees requires particular dexterity to ensure that optimal structure, body and roundness of each fine eau-de-vie are attained. The Boinaud family’s ties to wine growing and distillation in the region date back all the way to 1640, so it’s no surprise that a commitment to the ancestral traditions of cognac production is integral to the running of their business.

De Luze XO Fine Champagne has reached an impressive stage of maturity, resulting in a delectable tasting experience. On the nose, floral notes of spring jasmine and medlar flowers make an elegant statement, while fruity notes of ripe figs, prunes, candied orange and crème brûlée add a rich sweetness. Notes of warm brioche and toasted oak join to add a little spice to the mix.

On the palate, this eau-de-vie is mellow, generous, refined and elegant. It possesses both magnificent smoothness and roundness, and its finish is long and intense, marked by an unforgettable richness that perfectly lingers. This eau-de-vie is presented in a luxurious bottle through which a light amber color shines, seducing fine cognac lovers from the first glance.

Learn more about the brand (and its brandies!) by reading our insightful blog article on the history behind it: De Luze Cognac: A Tale of Two Families

Awards and Accolades

De Luze XO Fine Champagne has received no less than seven awards, including three gold medals that were consistently awarded - in 2009, 2013 and as recently as 2018. This is confirmation for cognac connaisseurs that De Luze’s fine offering promises a smooth sail towards satisfaction.

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About De Luze Cognac

The cognac house has a uniquely interesting history, with the origins of the company in New York! Two brothers set off to find success in the New World in the early 19th century. And they did. De Luze is still a successful business with 410 hectares of vineyards in the prime growing area of Cognac. Their philosophy is to create a natural cognac with an elegant and light taste and colour.

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