A blend of the most sublime eaux-de-vie of Grande Champagne Cognac, the Tesseron Lot No 53 XO Perfection is composed of grapes from two varieties: the Colombarde and Ugni Blanc to give it dimension and character. Aptly named, it errs on perfection due to the undeniable finesse. This is to be expected of such a high quality, Premier Cru Cognac. For a cognac of this caliber, it offers extremely good value for money. This is a wonderfully complex, yet refreshing Cognac with lots of critical acclaim across the board. As an Extra Old Cognac, the Tesseron Lot 53 XO has been aged for over two generations in Limousin oak barrels. The bouquet of figs, chocolate and plum is rich and decadent, and you’re bound to fall in love.
Eye: Rich mahogany/topaz.
Nose: Heady and aromatic, the smell of toasted wood aged over decades comes to the fore. The instant aromas of dried fruits such as plum and fig give way to tobacco notes. It is generous and full-bodied.
Palate: Rounded and full of life, you will discover an initial peppered, spicy flavor, which melts into a dark cacao and fresh herby taste. It is extremely refined, opulent and has a long finish like a good Grande Champagne Cognac should.