Cognac Tesseron Lot 90 XO Ovation 'Selection'
“The latest release from this small but perfectly formed Cognac house. And what a price!” 95 points, Wine & Spirit Magazine
“The aromas are more on the sugary side, molasses, crème brulee and some toasted wood, good structure on the palate; it has a pleasant bitterness that gives structure, some dried fruits and a slightly sweeter finish.” Andreas Larsson (Best Sommelier of the World, 2007)
This has an average age of around 10 years and is a terrific value XO. Made from the three terroirs in Cognac: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois. Predominantly distilled in the 90's, the Selection's unique character comes from long ageing in Limousin oak barrels, which adds fullness, spice and sweetness. The pure aroma offers up pears, spiced apples, maple syrup, and vanilla. The palate is silky smooth, with perfectly integrated spirit and a mouth coating texture. A very fine Cognac and a superb XO for the money.
“The Tesseron family’s Cognacs are sublime.” Jane MacQuitty, The Times
“These [Cognacs] not only excite spirit experts, they also appeal to wine drinkers due to their complexity, subtlety and depth of flavour.” Max Allen
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