Topaz/amber color. Displays moderately dry notes of old leather, raisins, figs, and toasted walnut in the bouquet. Taste profile highlights medium-sweet flavors of candy bar, oak resin, vanilla bean, and dark caramel.
XO is intensely aromatic, showing the beautiful orange-blossom, anise, and tropical spice perfume of the California style, along with powerful concentrated aromas of rancio, orange zest, and sweet smoky vanilla reminiscent of the European style. Luscious flavors of dried tropical fruit, sweet caramel and toasted brown spice introduce the palate to the warming flavors of rich, mellow, oak. In the mouth, E&J XO exhibits great finesse, being soft and plush with a lingering expression of elegance in the finish.