D'Aincourt Cognac Rare XO

D'Aincourt

Cognac Rare XO

(0.7l, 40%)


8.2/10
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D'Aincourt Rare XO is … there is no other word for it … sophisticated elegance in Cognac. 
 
Vincent Norguet has lived in the spirits business for more than 15 years. But two years ago—his passion for premium Cognac inspired him to strike out on his own to found Maison D’Aincourt. D’Aincourt wasted no time, securing an inventory of super-premium Cognacs from 20 to 70 years old from a “mysterious distillery” founded in 1848 and located in the heart of the Cognac region. 
 
They use only the best eaux-de-vie from 100% Grande Champagne cru. Cognac of this quality and age is more than rare, it is a treasure. And the standing inventory amassed by D’Aincourt is the envy of his generation. The Master Bender then operates like a perfumer whose alchemy is as much a delight for the nose as the pallet. Is it your turn to get a share of this French treasure? 
 
D’Aincourt Rare XO Cognac is a delicate balance of 10 eaux-de-vie—all of it that prized Grand Champaign cru. Those the youngest Cognac in the bottle is 20 years old, but the rest of them are far older … spending up to 50 years in Limousin oak. Each bottle is a family of fine Cognac generations, and each member of that family is carefully selected for … there is no other word for it … elegance. 

 
Did you know that on a warm spring Friday night, a small group of Flaviar Members flew to Paris for exclusive D'Aincourt Cognac tasting? Want to find out what happened there? Get a glimpse behind the scenes!  

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  • Style
    Cognac
  • Region
    Cognac
  • Country
    France
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    D'Aincourt
  • Bottler
    D'Aincourt

Flavour Spiral™

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candied
orange
figs
apricot
clove
fruit
pear
spicy
vanilla
What does D'Aincourt Cognac Rare XO taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in D'Aincourt Cognac Rare XO and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Rancio is a highly desirable nutty flavour normally found only in extra-aged fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala …) and fruit-based spirits: Cognacs, Calvados, and Armagnac. It appears in Cognac after roughly 10 years of ageing in oak casks, becoming more intense over the years.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany with copper highlights      
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Candied orange and kumquat, fig and dried apricot, with oak, vanilla, and clove  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Powerful and intoxicating from the first sip … complex candied fruits and luscious pear fill the mouth 
 
Finish 
Long and satisfying, silky with a spicy exhale
Ratings & Reviews
Patrick
Patrick,
Truly a phenomenal box and made me feel like my subscription is worth it!!!
Mary
Mary,
This was pleasant, but was a bit harsh compared to other cognacs within its price point.
Brian
Brian,
its ok
Scott
Scott,
Delicate, sweet, smooth. A rare treat. Barely tastes like a spirit.
David
David,
This tasting box of D'Aincourt Cognac just put Flaviar over the top as the best and most generous tasting subscription out there! Flaviar does not skimp on quality. These Congacs are amazing. They didn't have to give these away in a tasting box for me to continue on with them, but after this, I am not going anywhere. If you are not a premier subscriber, you are really missing out! Thank you Flaviar.
Kay
Kay,
Absolut fabulos Cognacs. Great stuff. superb taste.
Deja
Deja,
Uniques flavors with just a hint of burn.
Sam
Sam,
Very smooth, nice flavor. I like the Premier Cru better though.
JS
JS,
Very well balanced.
Claire
Claire,
Wonderful!
anonymous
anonymous,
Very pleasant. Long and expressive finish. A great Cognac!
anonymous
anonymous,
A great, great Cognac
anonymous
anonymous,
A great discovery...superb well balanced, complex and aromatic Cognac...Must have!
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