Richard Delisle XO Dragon Cognac

Cognac age
XO

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Growth area
Blend

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Bottle size
700ml
ABV
40%
Brand
Richard Delisle Cognac

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Eye: 

An amber colour, with rich copper highlights.

Nose: 

Incredibly complex aroma. Note of dried fruits, prunes and dark chocolate followed by an enticing development of cigar box aromas.

Palate: 

Harmonious in its complementing notes of citrus fruits, chocolate, candied fruit and tobacco. Perfectly accompanied by a good cigar.

Awards

  • International Wine and Spirits Competition - 2015 - Silver - Outstanding
  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2018 - Gold

Growth area & soil: Blend

Bois Ordinaires
Borderies
Bons Bois
Fins Bois
Petite Champagne
Grande Champagne

Description

The Richard Delisle XO Cognac is a smooth, indulgent and impressively aged expression, where the youngest eaux-de-vie in the blend is matured for at least 6 years before being bottled. Taking home both gold and silver medals at the two different International Wine & Spirit Competitions proves that this fabulous blend of eaux-de-vie is worthy of your attention and tasting. Boasting a super smooth finish with soft hints of candied fruit, this extra old Cognac serves ideal as a fresh summer aperitive.

The house of Richard Delisle is currently run by Alexis Cabanne who stands proud as the cellar master of the company and represents the fourth generation of the distillery. He developed the trading activity of spirits on the traditional market, and has allowed the brand to progress in leaps and bounds as today Cognac Richard Delisle is exported worldwide.

Presentation of the bottle

With its heavy glass design work and golden embellishment - the presentation of the XO Cognac could be mistaken for a large perfume of cologne bottle. As a result, the bottle is ambiguously feminine (perhaps to attract female drinkers) as it embodies glamour and expensive taste - making the perfect gift to yourself or someone special.

How to enjoy

With its round and fruity nose and fresh palette, try XO Cognac over ice or topped up with chilled tonic water in a wider balloon glass. The sweet and summery flavours of this eaux-de-vie are also complimented by strong cheeses, such as Roquefort and aged parmesan due to their full-bodied flavours and aromatic strength which match those of Cognac delectably.

Awards
  • Gold Medal at 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Silver medal at 2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition

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About Richard Delisle Cognac

Spanning across seven generations of family history, Maison Richard Delisle has been passed on father to son over more than two centuries. Richard Delisle cultivates on around 72 hectares of land which are located within three different towns: Bourg-Charents of Petite Champagne, Julienne and Saint Brice of Fine Bois and produce 100% Ugni-blanc grapes. Today, Alexis Cabanne, the owner and the cellar master of the company, represents the fourth generation of the distillery. He developed the trading activity of spirits on the traditional market, and then created Hawkins Distribution in 1999 for exporting. Now, Cognac Richard Delisle is exported worldwide.

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