Cles Des Ducs XO
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  • rich
  • honey
  • spicy
  • woody
  • lingering
  • dry
  • fruit
  • smooth

Cles des Ducs

Cles Des Ducs XO (0.7l, 40%)

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Meet the pinnacle of French elegance.

Steeped in rich history, Clés des Ducs Armagnacs are produced mainly from the Ugni Blanc grape variety in the village of Panjas in southwestern France. The French do things the old fashioned way down there. After Philippe Lézama was the Master Distiller at their cellars for 35 years, he was recently replaced by Jérome Zadro who carefully carries on the precious legacy. You’ll never find artificial flavorings or colors in their Armagnacs that by far exceed the basic legal requirements in place.

Cles Des Ducs XO was aged for 10 years before spending 6-12 months in a new oak cask. Bottled at a pleasant 80 proof, the rich and honey-based nose greets you with spicy and woody notes that evolve into dry fruit flavors on the long and full-bodied palate. The finish is insanely long and elegant. A truly exquisite sipper that deserves your top shelf.
 

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
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Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich and honey-based with spicy and woody notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Long and full-bodied with dry fruit flavors.

Finish
Insanely long.

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  • rich
  • honey
  • spicy
  • woody
  • lingering
  • dry
  • fruit
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The best way to enjoy a Calvados or Cognac is in a balloon-shaped snifter. Armagnac? Try a Champagne flute or a tulip-style glass instead.
If we’re calling dibs on who gets first-born privileges, Armagnac edges out Cognac. The Spirit is the oldest type of Brandy in France, with documented distillation dating back to the early 15th century.
To delve even deeper with Cognac and Armagnac, they live about 180 miles apart, so they're practically neighbours. Cognac is mostly made from one sort of grape, while Armagnac loves variety. The most interesting difference is their PR: Armagnac is one of the oldest Spirits on the planet and it was rarely exported. Cognac, on the other hand, was the export blockbuster with good marketing. It even had Napoleon III as its poster boy, who made sure Cognac was sold in every medieval supermarket.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The best way to enjoy a Calvados or Cognac is in a balloon-shaped snifter. Armagnac? Try a Champagne flute or a tulip-style glass instead.
If we’re calling dibs on who gets first-born privileges, Armagnac edges out Cognac. The Spirit is the oldest type of Brandy in France, with documented distillation dating back to the early 15th century.
To delve even deeper with Cognac and Armagnac, they live about 180 miles apart, so they're practically neighbours. Cognac is mostly made from one sort of grape, while Armagnac loves variety. The most interesting difference is their PR: Armagnac is one of the oldest Spirits on the planet and it was rarely exported. Cognac, on the other hand, was the export blockbuster with good marketing. It even had Napoleon III as its poster boy, who made sure Cognac was sold in every medieval supermarket.
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