Tesseron Lot 53 XO Perfection Cognac (700ml)

Cognac, FRANCE
$535. 00 Bottle
$6420.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%
A blend of Tesseron’s sublime stocks of Grande Champagne Cognac distilled in the 1950s that then spent over 50 years in barrel! This is what the Tesseron family call their “two generations” Cognac and it includes some Folle Blanche (with the base of Ugni Blanc), adding both richness and texture. Here the Grande Champagne terroir really comes into its own, the wine having fully opened, with layer after layer of rich, hedonistic waves of nuts, mixed peel, raisins, dark chocolate, charcoal and wild honey notes. For all of its mouth coating richness and intensity, there is a knock out, pillowy texture, perfect spirit integration and some super complex, rancio notes. Like many great wines, there is somehow both tremendous elegance and power on show in the one glass. Packaged in a distinctive handmade bottle and attractive presentation box.

Other reviews... The nosing passes find an oaky/nut paste aroma with fruity notes of berries, dried fruit, plums, pears and soft cheese. The palate entry is composed, succulent and honeyed; by midpalate the flavors deepen to include caramel, rancio and orange rind. Finishes beautifully with depth, finesse and maturity.
96-100 points - www.winenethusiast.com