Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Lembert XO Cognac
A Petite Champagne blend, this exclusive Cognac reaps the benefits of the region's limestone-rich and sun-drenched, chalky soils. As an XO Cognac, it's 30 years old, a single cask distilled in 1991, with some of this Cognacs components having spent far longer maturing in French oak casks.
The house of Lembert may be relatively unknown in the grander scheme of things compared with other household names; however, on a local level, it's hard for the brand not to have a dominating presence as its vines stretch across three of the largest crus in Cognac. And with six generations of savoir-faire behind the brand, it's safe to say that cellar-master Didier Lembert certainly knows a thing or two about producing Cognac of outstanding quality.
Presentation of the bottle
Displayed in a 700 ml bottle at 40% ABV, the presentation of this Cognac delights just as much as the characterful eaux-de-vie contained inside. Standing tall and proud, the Cognac's sparkling amber color shines through the bottle and reflects the light with elegance. The front of the bottle details product information in a contemporary fashion, as the modern label featuring the brand's four-leaved clover logo stands out with sophistication. A beautifully crafted bottle that is sure to impress XO Cognac enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
How to enjoy
A well-matured Cognac like this one is best appreciated neat at room temperature. If you're keen to experiment with your tastings, why not try your second tasting session of Lembert XO on the rocks? Many Cognac lovers also like to add a drop of mineral water to their high-quality offerings, as it can help the aromas to evolve and develop even further. Finally, be sure to serve the Cognac in a tulip glass, as its narrow neck allows the flavours to develop in harmony for a tasting that reaches its fullest potential.
Ups and downs
This cognac was certainly an adventure. For my first taste, I perceived an oily texture on my tongue. While it was disconcerting, it was never repeated throughout the rest of the bottle; despite my effort to determine whether just an odd experience or integral with the drink in the bottle. Despite...
Surprisingly very good. At this price point I assumed it would be good but average; turns out it’s above average for sure. I got the impression the taste started leaning towards nutty or almond and less fruity, but more balanced after a few tastings, it was great. Planning on ordering again....
Wow what an extroverted singular fruity style of Cognac. I cannot recall the last time I encountered so many young pure fruits in a Cognac. Tutti fruity fruit candy. Dole mixed fruit cup - with the juice. Fresh and clean. The overt fruitiness can almost be disconcerting to some. So while I absolutely...
About Lembert Cognac
A lesser-known family-run Cognac brand, the house of Lembert works hard to keep decades worth of savoir-faire alive through its small range of exclusive Cognac products. With vines spread across the Petite Champagne, Grande Champagne and Fins Bois crus of Cognac, it may be a small Cognac name but owner Didier Lembert, certainly makes his mark on the local industry, despite the brand’s low-key online presence.
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