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!!