d’aincourt xo, extra age xo cognac

Xo

alc. 40%

bottle:

simple, boxy bottle dressed with a golden sunburst.

Nose:

First nosing reveals fresh flowers, pastel candies, bright berries, some acidity and beefy wood. After generous airing the berries turn jammy and black currants start to become forward. Rancio, walnuts and still some top notes of fresh flowers. The woody smell has faded into leather. Acidity has turned into sweet bubblegum.

Taste:

Fairly mute entry, pepper, sweet fruit and drying wood. Some pleasing brown spice, candied fruits.

score: 91

 

Extra age

alc. 40%

Nose:

honeyed black currants. After an hour of airing, the currants are getting jammy and floral. A touch of earthy oak
Taste:

Currant lozenges, Licorice and molasses first off, finishing in honey.

score: 93