The superb XO Cognac from De Luze's redesigned range. It is around 20 years old, with the oldest Cognac in the bottle being from the Boinaud Estate harvest of 1980. It's a Fine Champagne, and it tastes sublime and looks incredible. What more could you ask for?
Nose: Dried fruits and spices, some cinnamon, prune and pear. A little nutmeg, truffle oil and dates.
Palate: Date and walnut loaf, and thick, dark fruits. Some apricot, prune and pine forest floor.
Finish: Great length with a long, fruity, spicy finish.
-- Masters of Malt