Cognac Leyrat XO Vielle Réserve
Leyrat // Fins Bois, France
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.
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 TypeFrench oak
"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."