Comandon XO

 

Our master cellar has crafted an assemblage of 125 cognacs to create literally a 25 years old perfume that you can drink. Its particularity is to balance characteristics of old and young cognacs: he closing of the cases.

 

Average age of spirits: 25 y.o.
BLEND: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, and Fins Bois

 

COMANDON Cognac “Extra Old” (XO) is a harmonious blend of eighty eaux-de-vie from the four best terroirs of the Cognac region selected for character and softness. It is aged for between 20 and 30 years in red Limousin oak casks that enhance our cognac with subtle aromas. The result of this superior blend is a limited production authentic cognac XO.

 

This is a prime example of an ‘extra-old’ cognac. This XO cognac delivers a reference of what makes a sensual and exact great tasting mature XO. The focus is not on building a ‘pedigree’ but to produce immediate and accessible pleasure for all.

 

The first wave of aromas and flavors offers a dense fruity overtone of orange and passion fruit. Its subtle almond bouquet also has floral overtones of wild roses and violets. Then, it evolves into more concentrated notes of chocolate and coffee, melting into a mocha theme. It has a very deep mahogany color accented by brilliant glints of red flames. The Comandon Cognac XO is rich and concentrated, with superb balance dominated by buttery vanilla and chocolate with hints of sweet leather notes. A powerful cognac with a long structure of oak, fruits and spices that makes for a full bodied but refined cognac, with excellent lingering qualities in the mouth for over 20 minutes.

 

Its particularity is to balance characteristics of old and young cognacs: old rancio but still fruity and light bouquet aroma with a long chocolate and nutty lingering. Each cognac is packaged by hand, from the placing of labels to the closing of the cases. Each case is handmade in metal and it looks like a small piece of luggage out of an action movie. These cognacs come with a limited number certificate hand signed by the owner.

 

TASTING NOTES


NOSE: Almond, chocolate, leather, wild flowers and mature fruits
VISUAL: Rich dark antique gold color with red glints
PALATE: Candied fruit, almond, mocha, and buttery leather
SPECIALTIES: subtle and delicate: straight or in cocktails

 

AWARDS

 

World Spirits Competition
. 2011 Winner Double Gold medal.
. 2010 Winner “Best Cognac in the World
. 2010 Winner Double Gold Medal
. 2010 Bronze medal and 3rd best cognac brand for “Best Package Design”

Beverage Testing Institute
. 2010 Gold Medal for exceptional taste and 93 points

Wine & Spirits Wholesaler of America (WSWA)
. 2011 Gold medal
. 2010 The Best Cognac XO
. 2010 Double Gold Medal for best tasting

Anthony Dias-Blue from the Tasting Panel Magazine
. 96 points (Feb. 2011) highest rated XO

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