Exsto Élixir Cognac

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Growth area
Blend

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Brand
Exsto Cognac

Tasting review

Eye: Glimmering copper.

Nose: Notes of caramel, red fruits, ripe peaches and apricots, as well as exotic spices – vanilla, cinnamon, and star anise. 

Palate: Roasted pineapple and melon balanced with a hint of oak. Upon a drop of water, some buttery notes are brought out for a rich finish. 

Growth area & soil: Blend

Bois Ordinaires
Borderies
Bons Bois
Fins Bois
Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

Contrasts of Classic and Contemporary: Exsto Élixir Cognac

Guided by Exsto’s Master Blender Géraud Vallantin-Dulac, Exsto sommelier and aroma connoisseur Julie Dupouy has chosen to work with 15 small producers from the Cognac region, in the end selecting only just over a handful of eaux-de-vie for this blend. Exsto Élixir Cognac comprises eight eaux-de-vie chosen out of the rarest and oldest stock from Exsto’s producers, each of which has spent decades aging in rare, French oak barrels. 

Together with Géraud, Julie has created a vital, complex blend which expresses the nuances of each eaux-de vie while synergising their distinctive qualities. Inspired by the diversity of the Cognac appellation, the skills of vineyard workers and long period of cask-ageing, Julie blends eaux de vie from each sub-appellation: aromatic selections from Grande and Petite Champagne, and floral eaux-de-vie from Borderies - the smallest of the six crus, famed for producing rare, smooth and voluptuous Cognacs with a delicate violet aroma. The result is a modern, elegant Cognac with a sensual, lively spirit. 

Presentation of the Bottle

Delightfully modern and elegant, the Élixir Cognac by Exsto is presented in a square bottle with a heavy base and a stopper topped with natural wood. The bottle is decorated with a stylized topographical map, highlighting the connection between terroir and eaux-de-vie. 

How to Serve Exsto Cognac Élixir

This Cognac is best enjoyed as a digestif with a drop of water to fully bring out the most delicate aromas. After pouring, allow your Cognac to rest for 30 seconds, letting the flavours concentrate and fully develop before taking a sip.

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