Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Normandin Mercier XO Grande Champagne
The Normandin Mercier XO Magnum is an well-aged Grande Champagne Cognac of the Extra Old age variety. Hailing from the highly coveted terroir, this blend of eaux-de-vie has been carefully matured for decades. Tasters of the XO Magnum Cognac will be transported on a rich journey of the senses, with a blend that it generous and complex.
The notes of rancio that come with a fine Grande Champagne are carefully mastered, and only show themselves after many years of maturation. Having been aged in red Limousin casks, and descending from an area of Cognac that is renowned for its chalky, porous soil, its voluptuously soft character is given a wonderful strength.
You will experience it all - the amber colors, the delicious bouquet on the nostrils, a complexity on the palate and a lengthy finish that only comes from the Premier Cru. It will remind you exactly why the Grande Champagne has such a fine reputation for producing Cognacs that are a cut above.
Normandin Mercier is a maison that has developed a stellar reputation thanks to the finesse of its Grande and Petite Champagne Cognacs, but also their loyalty to traditional methods. These include non-chill filtering, no added hue, and respect of the manual work that goes into their production.
How to enjoy Normandin Mercier Extra Old Magnum
The Normandin Mercier XO Magnum Cognac can be enjoyed by both the connoisseur, and those that are dipping their toes into the delights of this luxurious spirit. Enjoy it after dessert, a coffee, or a cigar as an extra indulgence in a tulip glass.
Delve further into the history of this Cognac house, by reading our blog about when we visited the Normandin Mercier estate.
Cognac that suits my taste very well
The first time I drank this XO was in Australia in 2018, which is still fresh in my memory. When I bought this new batch of XO again, I felt that it was better than before. When I opened this cognac in southern China, the first thing I saw was a strong aroma of flowers and fruits, followed by chocolate,...
Normandin Mercier XO Cognac is a blend of 100% Grande Champagne, and is a blend of 20 - 45 YR old, with an average age of 30 YR. The fruit really leads the way on the nose with dried fruit and some citrus, along with some nuts and spice. Some light rancio notes appear as it opens more, an indicator...
About Normandin Mercier Cognac
Concentrating solely on cognacs produced from both the Petite and Grande Champagne, Cognac J Normandin-Mercier is based in the beautiful surroundings of Chateau de la Peraudiere. The brand remains faithful to its century old traditions to create cognacs that range from a VSOP upwards, along with a selection of Pineau de Charentes. This family run cognac house is today headed by Edouard, Jean-Marie and Audrey Normandin, who together strive to ensure their products are created with the personal touch and expertise for which the brand has become known for.
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