Creating CAMUS XO Elegance requires years of meticulous work. The process starts with the careful selection of different styles of hugely rich eaux-de-vie from all six of the Cognac crus (Borderies, Petite Champagne, Bons Bois, Grande Champagne, Fins Bois, Bois à Terroirs). The presence of the Borderies cru among these eaux-de-vie gives the Cognac a rounder flavor and greater aromatic length. Long aging in cool, damp cellars ensures that each barrel gains a perfect level of maturity. A meticulous blending process finally reveals the Cognac’s personality in all its glory: a myriad of complex, harmonious aromas.
On the nose I detect fruity notes, creamy vanilla, toffee sauce, almonds, honey, blackcurrant jam and soft spices and wood. These flavours are carried on to the palate very well and enhanced in fruity and toffee sweetness, a burst of warm spices and cookie dough. A very enjoyable cognac with a good soft creamy finish. Thanks Drinks by the Dram for sharing!