Courvoisier XO Cognac
Consistently recognised as one of the finest XOs in the world, Courvoisier XO Imperial is a very old blend of fine and well-matured cognacs from the exclusive Grande Champagne cru, along with selected aged spirit from the Petite Champagne and distinguished Borderies crus. The perfect balance of intense flavours have been patiently evolved and nurtured for at least two decades.
“Exotic vanilla and cocoa bouquets, spicy amber and cinnamon aromas, and violet floral notes all come together to excite the senses.”
Patrice Pinet, Master Blender
Aroma accounts for around 75% of what we taste, so we take great care to nurture complex aromas throughout our process. Our ‘Le Nez de Courvoisier’ programme highlights three signature aromas for each of our cognacs and traces them back to specific moments in the process.
Through the natural interaction of long maturation in our fine-grained oak casks, the Grande Champagne and Borderies cognacs give delicate sweet notes of candied orange.
When a cask is toasted, it gives off an aroma of fresh bread as the flames caramelise the natural sugars in the oak. This gives younger cognacs obvious notes of vanilla and caramel, but gradually, over decades, these intense flavours soften to give us a delicate crème brûlée flavour.
From very well-matured cognac from the Borderies cru, an iris flower flavour is amplified through maturation in our humid warehouses situated next to the Charente River and under the warm Cognac sun.
-From the producer