Cognac Leyrat XO Vielle Réserve

Cognac

Leyrat // Fins Bois, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    83
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

Leyrat is a Cognac brand owned by Francis Abécassis who also owns the Le Reviseur and ABK6, a play on his last name. The Domaine de Chez Maillard is where the cognac is produced and is distilled from single estate fruit from the Fins Bois region.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Cognac
    Brandy 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 Type
    French oak

Tasting Notes

"Oak is the star on the nose. Wood aromas, a bit of cigar ash, and spices fill your head. Fruit is difficult to pick up on, but what's there is waxy reminiscent of sour cherry candy. The cognac has a pleasant sweet and spicy balance and shows a touch of toasted mixed nuts."

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Woody