D'Aincourt Cognac Rare XO
  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery D'Aincourt
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • plums
  • pineapple
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • almonds
  • tobacco
  • oak

D'Aincourt

Cognac Rare XO (0.7l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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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 palate. 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. 

 
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  • Category Cognac
  • Country France
  • Region Cognac
  • Distillery D'Aincourt
  • Style Cognac
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Golden copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vinaceous nose with fruity notes and a touch of oak, tobacco, bourbon vanilla and almond.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rounded flavors of bourbon vanilla, citrus, plum and pineapple.

Finish
Balanced smoky finish.

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  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • plums
  • pineapple
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • almonds
  • tobacco
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Rare XO goes well with marinated meats, while Cognac Extra is a favorite amongst cigar aficionados. Their highest-end expression Premier Cru goes exceptionally well with a chocolate brownie, but being matured for more than 70 and even 100 years, make it a dessert in itself.
The wine used for Cognac is very dry, acidic, and thin but excellent for distillation and aging.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
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.
D’Aincourt’s emblem recalls the French Empire insignia worn on their military uniforms.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Rare XO goes well with marinated meats, while Cognac Extra is a favorite amongst cigar aficionados. Their highest-end expression Premier Cru goes exceptionally well with a chocolate brownie, but being matured for more than 70 and even 100 years, make it a dessert in itself.
The wine used for Cognac is very dry, acidic, and thin but excellent for distillation and aging.
Nine liters of white Wine must be distilled for a single liter of Cognac!
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.
D’Aincourt’s emblem recalls the French Empire insignia worn on their military uniforms.
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