Grands Domaines XO Cognac
Growth area & soil: Blend
Grands Domaines XO Cognac: Finesse and Flavor
The Grands Domaines range is the pivotal blend created by the Cellar Master at the Domaines Francis Abécassis. For the Grands Domaines XO Cognac, eaux-de-vie aged for a minimum of ten years have been selected and blended from a collection of lots from the Domaines Francis Abécassis cellars, resulting in a Cognac of great finesse with a marked rancio character. This contemporary expression seeks to make the traditions and the savoir-faire of the Cognac world a wonderful discovery, accessible to everyone.
Run by father and daughter team Francis and Elodie, this house produces only their single estate Cognac, with all steps of the process - growing, distillation, maturation, blending and bottling - controlled by the family. To enhance the characteristics of the terroir, each estate under their watchful eye has its own distillery and dedicated distiller that use specific and adapted methods of distillation. The Cellar Master meticulously selects eaux-de-vie with subtlety, bringing together different years, barrels and styles depending on the taste profile sought for each creation. Then he places the blend in large barrels for several months in the Blending Cellar. This additional time is particularly important to gently marry and harmonise the aromas, refining their elegance to achieve the desired radiance of the blend.
- International Spirits Challenge 2016 - Gold Medal
- New York International Spirits Competition 2015 - Silver Medal
Presentation of the Bottle
With its weighty decanter and gold details, this release feels as luxurious in the hand as it looks on the shelf. The heavy base is balanced perfectly by an oversized gold stopper, perfectly complemented by design details on the presentation box. This would make a great gift for any Cognac lover, or indeed anyone who appreciates fine spirits.
How to Enjoy Grands Domaines XO Cognac
This is a Cognac to savor slowly. Enjoy it neat, perhaps warmed in your hand on a cold winter’s night - or, on a warmer day, why not drop in some ice for a subtly different tasting experience. We recommend trying it after dinner, served with a hot espresso or rich chocolate-based desserts.