Growth area & soil: Fine Champagne
An Extra Old Vieille Reserve Cognac
The Vallein Tercinier XO Vieille Reserve Cognac is a delectable old blend of eaux-de-vie from the two premier growth areas of the region. It's designated as a Fine Champagne, meaning that a minimum of 50% comes from Grande Champagne, the rest from Petite Champagne. The youngest component in the blend has been aged for at least 35 years, and this has led to an extremely elegant, round, and deliciously mature taste experience.
A deserving award winner, this is a great example of why small producers can provide you so much more for your money. One of the most outstanding aspects of this wonderfully old Cognac is its exceptional finish. Multi-faceted, and almost never-ending, it has to be tasted to be truly appreciated.
Presentation of the bottle
The Vallein Tercinier XO Vieille Reserve is a cognac for those who enjoy the finer things in life and its luxurious bottle and label design reflect this. Decanted in a slim bottle with a gold embossed label and golden wax seal to match - an air of elegance and tradition accentuate to its otherwise simplistic design.
How to Enjoy XO Vieille Reserve Cognac
Let the cognac do the talking and enjoy neat or with a splash of water. Alternatively, if you are a more experimental cognac drinker - the Cognac cocktail is an exciting way to experience the flavours of an eaux-de-vie in a different light. Mixing XO with an Old Fashioned (brandy, sugar, bitters and ice) for example, creates a cocktail that is rich and full of flavour which pairs perfectly with a dessert, or can be drunk alone as a digestif after eating.
Vallein Tercinier XO Vieille Reserve Awards
2016 World Wine & Spirit Competition, NYC - Gold Medal
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very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
Absolute Must Try!
The Cognac is very smooth, with a floral and fruity taste on the palate. You taste the notes of lemon, lime, and apricot. It has a mild spicey finish that is compatible with the taste of honey. The taste is extremely smooth and very easy to drink. This was an excellent Cognac. I would highly recommend...
Very Aged X.O. Nutty-Leather Old Port Winy-Cognac
At the opening - buttery scent of sweet dried fruits. No ethanol spirit smell. Alcohol is integrated into the cognac aroma. In the glass - first 5-7 minutes scent of caramel and the bouquet mix of old port, leather and rancio aromas In the glass - 10-15 minutes matured smell of aged alcohol drink...
Excellent variety of fruits and spice.
I get lots of various fruit flavors and aromas and some spice. I prefer a little less spice, but that's just me. This is pretty typical though. Overall, it's very enjoyable with lots of lingering flavors. Good complexity. Very good cognac for the money.
Exceptional quality and refinement
I first had this cognac while in Switzerland. I could not believe the aroma and refined taste. It has a fruit forward taste with a pleasant smooth finish. I knew I would not be able to find this in the US so I only had this when I really had time to enjoy it. How happy I was that I could get this...
About Vallein Tercinier Cognac
With over 500 years of history, the artisan house of Vallein Tercinier is one that deserves the attention of all Cognac lovers – from those new to eaux-de-vie to the connoisseur. This brother and sister team bring an expertise to craft Cognac that's just aching to be discovered.
Many of their Cognac's have been awarded top class awards in many industry competitions, and this has meant a growing awareness of their products in some quarters. But, as with the aging process of Cognac, such a small craft brand is often lost amongst the noise razzmatazz of the 'big boys'. And that really is a crime, because as many esteemed connoiseurs are finding out, the offerings of Vallein Tercinier are of superb quality, unique, and once you've discovered them, will become a 'must have' brand to always have in your drinks cabinet.
Catherine and Louis are very proud to have stepped into the shoes of their many ancestors. And as is in keeping with family tradition, the've continued to move the company forward, whilst remaining true to the pure art of Cognac production. They've adapted the facilities to take full advantage of modern technology, and continue to produce some very special Cognacs indeed.
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