Lise Baccara is a small group of Cognac producers from the Fins Bois and Grande Champagne. Fins Bois brings great roundness and softness, while the Grande Champagne brings all the finesse and flavor subtleties.
This particular XO has been distilled from wines coming from old vines, including a little bit of Folle Blanche, resulting in a lower yield but a better concentration of flavors in the product.
This Cognac has been aged a minimum of 20 years in oak barrels and has been specially selected by Heavenly Spirits for the US. market for its remarkable quality, value and packaging.
"Aromas of white grape juice and flowers. Soft texture turning into suede at the end. Flavors begin with fruity spice and develop into caramel apples, white grapes and fine sweet tobacco."
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013.
San Francisco World Spirit Competition
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2013
"The aroma is particularly rich and complex, with notes of cocoa and apricot. On the palate, thick caramel and cocoa flavors lead, finishing with a perky baking-spice accent and hints of almond and apricot. If you can bear to squander a few ounces of a Cognac made from old vine grapes, consider making a Japanese cocktail—orgeat would complement the natural nuttiness."
Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, 2013