Drouet XO Cuvée Ulysse
Drouet // Grande Champagne, France
Drouet is a single estate cognac brand located within the Grande Champagne area. All aspects of production from tending to the vines to bottling take place on the 80 acre estate. Ugni blanc and some colombard are used in its production and the wine is distilled on the lees. The eaux de vie in the Ulysse are aged for an average of 20 years in used French oak barrels after 6 months to one year in new French oak. This bottling is named after master distiller Patrick Drouet's great-great grandfather Ulysse Dumargue.
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 French oak
"The intoxicating aroma of this XO cognac is irresistibly inviting, with notes of baking spice and ripe fruit. The spirit is equally lush on the palate, with almond, apple, vanilla, and milk chocolate blending elegantly to a lingering finish. It's a great XO Cognac made for effortless enjoyment."