A spicy, rich crescendo starting with the mellow elegance of the Borderies, followed by the intensity and finesse typical of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie. Rounded and fruity on the palate (notes of fig and walnut) followed by the characteristic power and finesse of eaux-de-vie from Grande Champagne.
A long and silken finish. Ground spice (black pepper, coriander) and red berries.
Rich fruit flavours: fig chutney and compote, almonds and walnuts.
Beeswax and sandalwood.
The color of XO Martell is deep golden. On the nose: Some leather hints, dry fruit. On the palate: Round and fruity - more the feminine XO, then it increases its complex aromas, and spicy notes come through, wood. The Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie adds to the final, an elegant and long finish. The grape-growing region of Cognac is divided into six vineyard areas, or crus, in the Charente region near the Atlantic Ocean. This white, sun-blessed land has a mild ocean climate that encourages optimum grape growth. It is the richness and complexity of the crus that give the cognac its characteristic aromas: smoothness, elegance, flowery notes, candied fruit and soft spices.