Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
The Leyrat XO Vieille Reserve Cognac is a nice old blend made solely from eaux-de-vie from the Fins Bois terroir. Cognacs created from Fins Bois are a delight, and instantly recognizable. This excellent example has a complex, highly enjoyable taste that is best combined with good food, company, and conversation.
very dry / not sweet very smooth / very sweet
Best cognac I have had so far THANK U JACKY
This is by far my favorite Cognac. The bold and smooth robust flavor with the finish of the walnut with the mango and the aromatic spice! This is truly an extreme palate revelation. The only problem is once you start, you can’t stop. I have to call on the cognac god (Jacky Navarre) to help me stop...
A wonderful surprise!
A wonderful cognac! On one side, with so many positive reviews it wasn't a surprise. But still, when I tasted it for the first time, there was that "wow" moment - A perfect balance between age, complexity, and aromas. Fruity, with hints of floral, wood, and a bit of spice.
The Hors d'Age Cognac - Aromatherapy Session
At the opening - the initial aroma of sweet sour-cream honey light port wine with hints of flowers, like rose petals. Hints of pastry or freshly-baked crepes. No ethanol spirit smell. Alcohol is integrated into the cognac aroma. In The Glass: First 5-7 minutes scent of sour-cream honey,...
The sip was tasteful and full of body it was exceptionally robust. I didn’t think that Navarre Souvenir Impérial Hors d’Age Grande Champagne would be sold at the price of a beggar and be so good. Get this one just for the hell of it, you’ll see it was worth it ten folds.
Great cognac, multi-leveled with great finish
I just finished my second bottle of this and will be buying more since it's becoming one of my favorites. It has so many flavors going on I find it difficult to pick out one particular fruit or spice. It's very well balanced between fruit, spice, and some earthy tones. Very good lasting finish.
A great drink
I finally got around to opening and having a taste. WOW, this has the typical strong nose, with plenty of up-front burn, as it sits it opens up and settles down. There is a great mouth feel with more fruit and spice. It has a terrific finish that doesn't disappoint. This is going to be my go-to drink...