Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Raymond Bossis XO Brut de Fût Cognac
Raymond Bossis XO Brut de Fût Cognac is a rare and unique blend bottled at 56% vol. The natural degree of this unreduced Cognac has benefited exclusively from a natural evaporation method, called "Part des Anges" for more than 40 years. Due to its lengthy maturation process, the Cognac presents unrivalled aromatic power and flavor. Since the blend stands proud as being both unassembled and unfiltered, it is able to reveal all the characteristics of a well-matured XO. Bottled in very limited quantities, XO Brut de Fût owes its credit to the Raymond Bossis Cellar Master; Jean-Luc who carefully crafted this Cognac jewel and work of art to utmost perfection.
Raymond Bossis is a family-run Cognac house committed to respecting the environment and seeking to make the most of its thriving vineyards. According to Optimus protocol, using traditional technologies and sustainable farming, they work to minimize the impact of pesticides on their grapes and eaux-de-vie. As a member of the Federation of Independent Winegrowers, the house of Raymond Bossis guarantees the involvement of the winemaker at all stages of production: from winemaking, in the cellar, harvesting the grapes and marketing. The estate offers a wide range of products ranging from natural grape juice to Pineau des Charentes, Charentais wines, sparkling wines and Cognacs of varying age categories.
Presentation of the bottle
Displayed in a traditional decanter, its presentation is in keeping with the decades-old liquid gold contained inside. Rather than designing a prestigious decanter for this offering, Maison Raymond Bossis have opted to let Cognac itself do the talking. We think the hand-written label that details the product information offers an authentic touch that encapsulates the true essence of traditional Cognac.
How to enjoy
Such a beautifully aged Cognac should be served traditionally - neat and at room temperature. Pair with a rich cheese platter to enjoy the Cognac as an accompaniment to an aperitif or sip it on its own as a digestive at the end of an indulgent meal.
very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
Hold The Presses!
From my blind review during the 2023 Advent Calendar: "Hold the presses... This one was amazing... and then I found it was the Bossis Brut de Fut which I have a bottle of. Not at all surprised when I realized this. This Fins Bois is everything I want a cognac to be, rancio, dark fruit, complex, long...
Lots of alcohol
Deep amber with mahogany highlights. Dark chocolate, smokey & woody, slightly spicy, alluring nose entices sniffing deep enough to feel the alcohol burn. Sweet, not as dark as the nose, lots of alcohol - small sips are better. Light fruit notes in the lengthy finish.
Some think I am strange, but …
this one is currently fav from the calendar. As a whisky guy, seems to be a little like an old Laphroaig. Corners and edges starting from the nose until the very end. #mustbuy if you like complex spirits. Not made for every day. But today is such a day.
This is a power bomb. It is a fins bois at 56%. It is strong, but at the same time elegant on the nose. It has some nice citrus notes followed by more mature sweeter notes. Spices, vanilla, fudge, and bakery are some of the notes I find. In mouth it is a bit brutal. But if you don't take too big sips...
Raymond Bossis XO Brut de Fût Cognac
Mahagony colour. A dark chocolaty nose, treacle, toffee, dried fruits (figs, dates), raisins, coffee, tobacco and old wood - the higher ABV is well integrated if you give it some time. On the palate this cognac is fullbodied, sweet with intense chocolaty notes, sweet raisins, vanilla, sweet coffee...
An experience to share. The senses are awakened and invited to indulge, caramel, chocolate, wood, and spice. Enters strong, but savoring on the palate leaves a pleasant experience which lingers. I enjoyed a glass over Violet Moller's work, The Map of Knowledge, leaving one with many musings of flavor...
I’m amazed by the colour and delighted that it doesn’t presage a spirit completely dominated by the wood. I’m also surprised to find the nose so approachable at this strength. As you bring your nose to the glass it passes through rich treacle and chocolate fudge before settling to mango wrapped...
After reading the reviews I was disappointed. Of course I had a major problem. The bottle was poorly packaged and it arrived with the cognac having been compromised and leaking into the box. The cork then also broke. On the whole I agree with previous reviews with the exception that I found the...
About Raymond Bossis Cognac
A family-run Cognac house that seek to make the most of their thriving vineyards, they are committed to respecting the environment. They work using traditional technologies and sustainable farming to minimize the impact of pesticides on their grapes and eaux-de-vie, according to Optimus protocol. As members of the Federation of Independent Winegrowers, they guarantee the involvement of the winemaker at all stages of production: from winemaking, in the cellar, harvesting the grapes and marketing.
The estate offers a wide range of products ranging from natural grape juice to Cognacs of varying age categories. These include Pineau des Charentes, Charentais wines and sparkling wines produced using traditional methods.
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