A.E. Dor Cognac XO
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery A.E. Dor
  • Age 25 Year Old
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • earthy
  • grape
  • coffee
  • apple
  • apricot
  • spicy
  • rancio
  • nutty

A.E. Dor

Cognac XO (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
A Cognac buyer gets a bit carried away and ends up being a Cognac producer. Magnifique!
 
In 1858, Amédée Edouard Dor, the eldest son of a noble Cognac family, embarked on his lifelong passion – to amass the finest collection of Cognac in France. Keen to preserve the Cognacs at their very peak, when he felt they had reached optimum maturity in their oak barrels, Mr. Dor decanted the Cognacs into wax sealed demijohns (glass vessels) so that future generations could enjoy and experience his work. Today, many of these vessels remain intact and untouched quietly resting in a once secret cellar called Paradis, which has remained unchanged for almost 200 years.
 
A.E. Dor is located on the borders of Grande Champagne, the most prestigious region (cela signifie: coûteux) for growing Cognac grapes. It is made predominantly of Grande Champagne grapes and has been aged in new barrels to give the Cognac a more tannic edge, it also reflects terroir characteristics so it is a heavier Cognac. A.E. Dor XO has been aged for 25 years, which is quite a bit longer than the current and the future minimum legal XO age (today 6 years and 10 years from April 2016).
 
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery A.E. Dor
  • Age 25 Year Old
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Colour
Quite dark.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet wood, some flowery tones and the beginnings of an earthy rancio note (a nutty flavor of Port wine).
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet up front and oily. Notes of peach, apricot, even apple, honey, coffee and woody spice combined.
 
Finish
Complex, layered, velvety. Silky texture with sweet and earthy crème brûlée finish.
 
Comment
Well rounded maturity, a delicately structured, yet alluringly rich blend of Cognacs from both Petite and Grande Champagne.

 
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  • sweet
  • earthy
  • grape
  • coffee
  • apple
  • apricot
  • spicy
  • rancio
  • nutty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Believe it or not, the French aren’t all that fond of Cognac. In fact, they export nearly 90% of their production.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
The French believe it or not, aren’t actually all that fond of Cognac. They export almost 90% of their production.
There are six different wine-growing areas (crus) authorized to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.
The wine used for Cognac is very dry, acidic, and thin but excellent for distillation and aging.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Believe it or not, the French aren’t all that fond of Cognac. In fact, they export nearly 90% of their production.
Laws concerning Cognac-making are strict as hell. Only three types of grapes may be used, and they can only be harvested in October; Cognac must be aged for at least two years in barrels made from French oak - and get this, from one of two specific forests! Then, the stills must be of a particular French shape (no, not the baguette shape); and we guess La Marseillaise has to be sung during the entire process.
Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavor usually found in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based Spirits, namely Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of maturing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.
The French believe it or not, aren’t actually all that fond of Cognac. They export almost 90% of their production.
There are six different wine-growing areas (crus) authorized to produce Cognac - in descending order of prestige: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.
The wine used for Cognac is very dry, acidic, and thin but excellent for distillation and aging.
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