Tesseron Lot 90 XO
This has an average age of over ten years and is a terrific value XO. It is made from wines that derive 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 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, cr?me 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)