Maker: Tessendier et fils, Cognac, Charentes, France
XO Cigar Blend= XOC
Place of origin
XO: Cognac, France
XOC: Champagne, Cognac, France (“Fine Champagne”)
Age Category: XO (at least 6 y/o, for now)
XO: Burnt orange.
XOC: Lighter, medium copper.
XO: Dried fig, old oak, black currant jelly.
XOC: Toasted oak, Meyer lemon peel, leather.
XO: Grape, oak, anise, caramel.
XOC: Vanilla custard, pink peppercorns, salted caramel.
XO: Big old oak, cruished grapes.
XOC: Lemonheads, light oak, marmalade.
Parting words: This is part two of my three part series on Park Cognacs. Tonight we’re comparing two OX Cognacs, one that’s a standard XO blend and another Fine Champagne blend that was made with cigars in mind.
I don’t enjoy cigars. They smell like burning ass to me. Yes even the good ones. I tried to taste with the smell of fine cigars in mind but it didn’t really help. Compared to the regular XO, the cigar blend tastes thin and overly citric. The XO is pleasantly rich and more rounded. The Cigar Blend is $30 more too. The XO is recommended but the Cigar Blend is not.