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Tesseron Lot 90 XO Ovation Cognac (700ml)

Cognac, FRANCE
$195. 00
$2340.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%

With an average age of just over ten years old, Lot 90 is the youngest of Tesseron’s XO cognacs. Predominantly distilled in the 1990s using 100% Ugni Blanc from Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois, the opening passes offer heavy scents of ripe apricots, figs and candied fruits, also hinting at nectarine, banana, vanilla, white pepper and light rancio. Silky, medium-weight and graceful in the mouth, leaning towards passionfruit and fresh figs, the finish is finely tannic, oaky, poised and borderline succulent with a nice rebound. The 'biggest' of the Tesseron line up, without departing too far from the house style. Tasted from a 50ml sample. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... "The latest release from this small but perfectly formed Cognac house. And what a price!" 95 points Wine & Spirit Magazine

"The aromas are more on the sugary side, molasses, crème brulee and some toasted wood, good structure on the palate; it has a pleasant bitterness that gives structure, some dried fruits and a slightly sweeter finish." - Andreas Larsson (Best Sommelier of the World, 2007)