Le Roch XO Fine Champagne Cognac
Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
Le Roch XO Fine Champagne Cognac is a true delight from this, as yet, fairly unknown Cognac house. Le Roch is one of the brand names created by La Gabare (Jean Grosperrin), and produce a small range of great quality Cognacs. This XO is wonderfully aromatic, with a complex yet well-rounded palate. The nose thrills with smoky aromas of prune, cinnamon, and liquorice. On the palate it's silky, oily, and subtle, with no trace of bitterness.
At 42.5%, this Cognac is slightly above proof, and all of the eaux-de-vie that make up the blend are from the Petite Champagne terroir. The Cognac is presented in a traditional style bottle, with a striking label, and a presentation sleeve. A great addition to any Cognac collection.
A surprising discovery
I received this cognac for my birthday and I must say that I was perplexed since it was unknown to me. I usually drink Jean Fillioux. It was a present made by my son who, at 21, does not have great experience in alcohols. At least that applies to my son. Of course he sought counsel from the liquor...