A.E. Dor Cigar Cognac
A.E. Dor // Cognac, France
This cognac was specifically designed to enjoy with a cigar. Cognac from both Petite and Grande Champagne as well as the Fins Bois and Borderies are used to create this cuvée. Unusually for cognac, some of the brandy has been aged in new oak to accentuate the barrels influence and this is bottled at 84 proof rather than the traditional 80 proof that is standard.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask Typenew and used oak barrels
"The aroma is quite intense with lots of youthful fruits, though there seemed to be waxy notes here as well. Spices from the barrel make quite an impression as well. The taste continues along these lines with thoughts of brandy soaked fruit coming to mind, like the kind you'd find covered in chocolate, but there is also a bit of alcohol heat here which feels out of balance. There is some bitterness and char smoke on the finish which is of moderate length."