To date this has been one of my favorite XO's. I think I like it better than the Camus Borderies XO. The blending is superb, and you can certainly taste the addition of the Borderie Eau de Vie. The finish with Rancio isn't overpowering and is almost sweet. This not like some cloying XO's where it is just age and heavy Rancio. A Nectar of the Gods!!
Bright amber appearance. A wide spectrum of flavors develop on the palate, where fresh and candied fruit notes (apricot, citrus fruit) intermingle with touches of honey, chocolate, almond and hazelnut. Subtle hints of oak and vanilla emerge in the lingering aromatic finish.
Wine Maker Notes
The Camus XO Elegance / Superieur is heavily influenced by the eaux de vie from the Borderies region. The engraved metal stopper, balanced & intense aromas, rich palate, coupled with the persistent leathery finish makes the Camus XO Elegance a well sought after cognac by many.
Eaux-de-vie aging, conducted under the watchful eye of the cellar master, requires a great deal of patience and attention to detail. The same applies to the conditions in which these eaux-de-vie are aged, enabling complex tertiary aromas to develop over the years.CAMUS XO Elegance enjoys a special aging process in cellars where the initially high moisture level is gradually decreased, a technique which has an impact on the mature cognac’s style and roundness.