Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
François Voyer Extra Old Gold
Since its arrival in 2007, the Francois Voyer XO Gold has certainly turned heads, having wowed the judges and Cognac lovers everywhere. Matured in oak barrels deep in the cellars of the Voyer estate for 20 to 30 years, its eaux-de-vie qualify as part of the Extra Old age category. The Grande Champagne terroir is known as the Premier cru within the region due to its chalky soil, making it porous and producing very fine Cognacs. The Paradise Cellar at Francois Voyer contains a sublime selection of eaux-de-vie which have been carefully put together for the XO Gold. For something that truly stands out from the crowd, the Voyer XO Gold is certainly the best choice due to its rich flavors that titillate the palate. It is known for its delicate assemblage of eaux-de-vie, and is a popular Cognac with some of the finest restaurants in France.
The philosophy behind the Francois Voyer Cognac Maison is one of double distilling their own artisanal produce. Such technique is practiced across all of their Cognacs, which span a range of ages, with the youngest at least 20 years old.
How to enjoy Francois Voyer Extra Old Gold Cognac
The bottle features an engraving of the elegant Voyer horse, the estate’s emblem. It comes packed in a luscious orange and gold box which reflects the amber colors of their high-quality, matured XO Cognac.
Voyer XO Gold is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks. We advise not to use this quality Cognac for mixing. Although it could make your cocktail taste even more delicious, it might also be a bit of a waste. Leave the Cognac to sit in your glass for around 8-10 minutes before trying it to allow the aromas to develop properly. Enjoy it cold as an afterwork drink, or on its own at room temperature after a delicious meal.
Read on our blog about the time that we went to the Francois Voyer Cognac maison to take a look at the inner workings of this incredible artisanal house. Upon visiting Prowein 2015, we were introduced to the XO Gold by Pierre Vaudon, the Cellar Master, and subsequently joined the ranks of its many award givers, and placed the Voyer XO Gold in our 2016 Top 10 Cognacs.
XO Gold Awards
Every year, the XO Gold continues to gain more and more recognition as an exceptional Cognac. Here is a list of the silverware it has acquired over the years:
- Gold Spirits Challenge 2007 Spirits Challenge 2008
- Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011
- Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Comp 2012
- Gold Asia’s Choice, Asia’s Voice 2013
- The Spirits Business Masters - First Place at The Cognac Masters in London.
A very enjoyable and bargain XO!!
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About François Voyer Cognac
The 28 hectares of vineyards at François Voyer are situated in the Grande Champagne region, the Premier Cru of Cognac, renowned for producing eaux-de-vie with aromatic power and qualities suited to extended aging. François Voyer Cognac is a family-run Cognac house that is passionate about every detail of production, which is why their bottles can be found gracing the shelves of the best restaurants in France: Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent and more. The François Voyer family vineyards are in Verrières and Ambleville and their house has been a home to Cognac production since the 1870s. Their product range is classical, with a range of young expressions as well as exceptionally old blends and vintage bottles. The house of Voyer fosters traditional knowledge and attention to detail; here, Cognac isn’t just made -- it’s crafted from scratch.
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