Comandon a Cognachouse established in 1821, currently led by Franck Vigneron is on their way back to the top.
This XO Cognac was awarded with the prestigious title: Best Cognac on the 2010 World Spirits Competition. In the February 2011 edition of the Tasting Panel Magazine (one of the leading magazines about wine and spirits) the XO received 96 points. That’s the highest amount of points given in the last 3 years. What a promise!
I think the bottle is a beauty! Really a great model with a nice solid feel!
COMANDON Cognac “Extra Old” (XO) is a harmonious blend of eighty
eaux-de-vie from the four best terroirs of the Cognac region selected for character and softness. It is aged for between 20 and 30 years in red Limousin oak casks that enhance our cognac with subtle aromas. The result of this superior blend is a limited production authentic cognac XO.
This is a prime example of an ‘extra-old’ cognac. This XO cognac delivers a reference of what makes a sensual and exact great tasting mature XO. The focus is not on building a ‘pedigree’ but to produce immediate and accessible pleasure for all.
The first wave of aromas and flavors offers a dense fruity overtone of orange and passion fruit. Its subtle almond bouquet also has floral overtones of wild roses and violets. Then, it evolves into more concentrated notes of chocolate and coffee, melting into a mocha theme. It has a very deep mahogany color accented by brilliant glints of red flames. The Comandon Cognac XO is rich and concentrated, with superb balance dominated by buttery vanilla and chocolate with hints of sweet leather notes. A powerful cognac with a long structure of oak, fruits and spices that makes for a full bodied but refined cognac, with excellent lingering qualities in the mouth for over 20 minutes.
The tasting notes of this Comandon XO Cognac are:
The color: red copper.
The nose: very full of flavor. With candied fruit, leather, oak, juniper and a little sweetness.
The taste: gentle yet powerful taste, also very spicy, some wood, vanilla, leather, almond nuts, and something like coffee.
The after-taste: very long for this category (XO) Cognacs.
The origin: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Bois Borderies and Fins Bois.
Age: 20 to 30 years old. With an average of 25 years.
The price: 80 euros.
The price / quality ratio: 8 -. Delicious Cognac tasted very good. May well compete with the big brands and is also slightly cheaper. Also a beautifull bottle!