Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Tesseron Trésor Cognac
Tesseron Tresor is a Grande Champagne jewel harvested at the end of the 1800s. Abel Tesseron was responsible for the distilling and the beginning of the aging process of this Cognac hundreds of years ago. Meanwhile, several generations have provided careful watch over the eaux-de-vie as the Limousin oak wooden barrels characterized its taste, aromas and flavors - decade after decade. Today, this little gem of history is available to own and enjoy, in the final bottled form of Tesseron Tresor Cognac.
With years of know-how and expertise behind them, the Tesseron family are producers of both wine and Cognac. Specializing in the curation of well-aged Cognacs, the brand is recognised for its fine quality offerings that blend exquisite eaux-de-vie from the Cognac regions most exclusive appellations.
Presentation of the bottle
Dressed in a stylish decanter and box, Tesseron Tresor Cognac is a true treasure worth cherishing. Embodying luxury, such fine presentation reflects the stunning blend housed inside the bottle. Shimmering golden hues of the eaux-de-vie are accentuated by an elegant floral illustration on the front of the bottle. An opulent glass bottle stopper offers the finishing touch to a stunning design that will take centre stage amongst other valued Cognacs in your collection. The perfect centerpiece for a table of guests and a collectors item for any worthy connoisseur.
How to enjoy
An XO of such outstanding quality should be enjoyed on its own - at room temperature. Drinking this Cognac neat will allow its sublime tasting notes to seduce the senses sip after sip. Take the tasting experience up a notch by adding a few blocks of ice to the bottom of the glass or pairing with a fine cigar.
Very Nice Cognac
This is a great cognac, but my expectations may have been too high. I had a taste test with what I thought was comparable, Hennessy Paradis. Outside of the nose there was no comparison to the Paradis. May have been an unfair fight. Very Nice Cognac that most will enjoy but got great.
Very quaffable "XO"
This review is based on a sample bottle. I genuinely don't understand why this is classified as an XO. This tastes like a very well-aged GC to me. Very smooth, long finish, a lot of honey. The sweetness is a bit too much, I won't recommend this cognac at its current price.
A great cognac most people will enjoy
Tresor is top of the range within Tesseron's Signature Series. It is about 55 years old. I bought a bottle some years back when visiting the estate. It is empty long time ago. Now I got to taste it again. And it was at least as good as I remembered it. This cognac is thick and very dark - it looks...
About Tesseron Cognac
Tesseron Cognac specializes in high-end Cognac, exclusively producing “XO and beyond” blends from their ancestral home in Chateauneuf-sur-Charente, which lies between Cognac and Angouleme. When founder Abel Tesseron, whose face features on the company’s logo, acquired the property in the late 19th century, he patiently conserved his stocks of eaux-de-vie in the 12th-century crypt located deep underneath the domain, selling his matured masterpieces to various larger Cognac houses. These reserved and rare stocks have become legendary amongst Cognac connoisseurs the world over. It was, however, only in 2003 that the fourth generation of Tesserons made the decision to release a range under their own name, armed with an unrivalled Cognac craftsmanship and fueled by the legacy left by their grandfather, the iconic brand Tesseron Cognac was born.
The Tesserons are also active in wine production, owning the esteemed Chateau Pontet-Canet, a Pauillac classified property producing Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux Wine.
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