Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
A Fine Champagne Extra Old Cognac
Behold, a stunning example of a Fine Champagne Cognac from the Boinaud Estate. The De Luze XO Cognac is a testament to their Cognac house and features as a part of a collection of Cognacs that have recently undergone a major redesign in terms of its bottle and presentation.
As an Extra Old Cognac, it is around 20 years in age, and the oldest eaux-de-vie comes from the harvest of 1980 from the family estate. This sublime Cognac was designed to encapsulate the spirit of the De Luze maison, and does everything that a good Fine Champagne Cognac should; the roundness on the palate, followed by the exceptionally long finish that never fails to impress.
The Extra Old De Luze has caught the attention of many spirit critics worldwide, and for that reason is a multi-award winner. With a floral character that is bold and intense, you are sure to enjoy this Cognac from the largest family-run estate in the Premier Cru, the Grande Champagne.
The De Luze Cognac house has undergone some serious modernization in recent years. They are now headed by young and dynamic Cognac producers such as Remi Boinaud, who represents the 24th generation of Cognac makers. Dating back over 200 years, they are a testament to the art of Cognac production in the Grande Champagne region. Take a closer look at their Cognac house here, or take a look at the time that we went on a tour around the Boinaud estate.
How to enjoy the De Luze XO Fine Cognac
The De Luze XO is best on ice. The De Luze Cognac decanter is a beauty in itself, and sets the tone for the fine nectar within. A voluptuous decanter, it comes in a 70cl glass carafe with a stylishly engraved crest on the lid.
De Luze XO Awards
This Cognac is known for having picked up a whole host of awards. These include:
- World Cognac Awards 2018 Gold Category
- The Cognac Masters 2018 Master Award
- International Spirits Challenge 2017 Gold
- International Spirits Challenge 2017 Trophy
- San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 Gold Medal
- IWSC Silver Outstanding 2012
“Is best on ice”
Amber with bright copper highlights. First nose is fruity and floral with the floral notes becoming stronger over time. Spicy sweet, seems stronger than 40%, their recommendation, “is best over ice” is probably accurate. Best part is the lengthy and tasty finish.
very fine drop
In larger houses, the gap between their VSOP and their XO can be really huge, let's see… Colour: deep gold. Nose: the core is rather similar (apples, pears and gooseberries) but there's more depth, more flowers (wisteria, dandelions, lilies) and many more honeys, heather, clover, even manuka…...
Always an enjoyable evening
This is a very solid XO Cognac. I have other, more expensive options and they are good too, but the De Luze is more and more becoming my go to drink. The presentation is very nice and is capped with a very substantial feeling top. The nose is very nice and and the taste continues to develop as...
This is a great XO Cognac in every way. The presentation is very well done, on par with the XO's from the big houses. The nose is very fruity and sweet, with a woody and leathery backbone, very interesting and ever changing. The palate arrives with spice, a lot less sweetness than the nose would have...
De Live XO Fine Cognac - Sublime
Rich orange citrus i erodes, mild sweetness then a hit of the orange warms across the tongue and mouth, finishing on long mild wood and plum tastes.. A wonderful Cognac that in my opinion beats my bold favourite Hennessy XO.. yes I have said it and now put into print .. I prefer the flavours and aromas...
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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