A. E. Dor XO

A. E. Dor XO bottle

70cl, 40% ABV

Grande and Petit Champagne give this remarkable XO its finesse and character. Aged for a minimum of 25 years in both dry and humid cellars, this is a Cognac of exceptional depth and character.

A. E. Dor XO bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

When first poured, the nose is rich but closed. However, with a few minutes in the glass it opens up, revealing earthy rancio notes – Autumn leaves and damp forest – rich vine fruit and gentle spice.

Palate

Initially sweet, the palate becomes more complex over time, with layers of fruit and oak interacting to produce a wide range of flavours. Perfumed wood sits alongside stewed and fresh fruit, with gentle spice – nutmeg, cinnamon and dried ginger – complemented by sharper clove notes. Rich earthiness sits underneath everything, as a counterpoint to the sweetness of the fruit.

Finish

A contrasting set of sweet and earthy flavours, with damp oak and toffee complemented by soft spice.

Comment

Complex and in need of some time to breathe. However, patience is rewarded with richness, fruit and the layers of spice that come from a carefully matured spirit.