Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The Cognac XO Richard Delisle Grande Champagne Cognac comes exclusively from the Premier Cru of the Cognac appellation - famous for its chalky soil content which serves spectacularly when cultivating the very best grapes for fine wines and Cognacs alike. Therefore, it goes without saying that the Richard Delisle XO Grande Champagne blend should be credited for its extreme finesse and exceptional quality as an award-winning blend of extra old eaux-de-vie. Offering warm fruity aromas with spicy hints of cinnamon, oak, caramel and cocoa - the Cognac speaks for itself and leaves an excellent length in the mouth upon sipping. This XO Cognac should be shared with those who enjoy the finer things in life as it truly is a blend of eaux-de-vie that will be appreciated by not just Cognac connoisseurs but by those who are new to the world of Cognac too.
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 spicy 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.
- Silver medal at 2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition
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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