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Gautier XO Extra 1755

11 December 2011 One Comment

After tasting the superb Gautier Pinar del Rio, it’s time to review the Gautier XO Extra 1755!

This special Cognac is named “1755” after the year that Maison Gautier was founded, it is created in homage to Louis Gautier, its founder.

Blends from various regions gives this XO its wonderful character : regions like Fins Bois for its body, Borderies for its mellowness, Petite and Grande Champagne for its finesse and finish.

The first thing I recognize with this Cognac is it’s beautiful decanter, it is a great show in your drink cabinet! The color is dark-golden with some hints of red-copper, beautiful!

The most important thing about any Cognac is the taste and aroma’s, the cellar-master of Gautier is awarded with several awards for this Cognac:

  • International Spirits Challenge (Bronze Medal)  2006
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition (Bronze Medal)  2006
  • Concours Saveurs Poitou-Charentes (Gold Medal)  2005

To review this Cognac I tasted it on several events, but also paired with a great beef-steak. On all events this Cognac scored very well. The combination with red-meat is awesome. This Cognac is not too sweet nor to spicy for a meal like this…

This Cognac is available on the internet from 59 euro’s which is great in my opinion for this fully matured XO Cognac.

The tasting notes of the Gautier XO Extra 1755 are:

The color: dark-golden with some hints of red-copper.
The nose: rich and delicate nose combining the complexity of its spices with the softness of vanilla, backed by floral aromas giving it all its elegance.
The taste: well-balanced on the palate between powerfulness and finesse. Beautiful tasting profile with wood, vanilla, some spices and floral aroma’s!
The aftertaste: great length of about 20 minutes and very enjoyable.
The age: unclear, but based on the tasting profile at least an average of 20 years.
The origin: Grande Champagne Cognac, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois.
The price: about 59 euros
The price / quality ratio: a 8,5 out of 10. Great tasting profile and pricing.

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