ABK6 XO Family Reserve Cognac
ABK6 // Fins Bois, France
ABK6 is an abbreviation of the estate owners' names pronounced in French - Abécassis. This domaine is known for its single-estate cognac produced in the Fins Bois region, with particularly chalky soils in its sunny hilltops. The youngest eau-de-vie in this XO is aged a touch longer than the typical average of 10 years.
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 TypeLimousin oak
"Aromas of spice road cardamom, cinnamon and clove waft out of the glass containing this rich, amber-colored Cognac. Tart, dry fruits (dates, apricot, fig) enter the palate, which has a toffee richness. The long finish is toasty and warming, with a nice hit of rancio at the end. "