So I'm in need of some help. A friend of mine has always wanted to have some good cognac. Not the VS they sell at most stores, but a more refined bottle. An XO to be sure. So it's finally come time that I have to get him a gift and I figured that a good cognac and some snifters are in order. Now I'm no expert but I've done some research into the different qualities and labels (a week ago I had no idea what the hell VS, VSOP and XO meant), but I still need some advice on what to get, what to avoid... so pretty much personal preference.
Tomorrow I'm heading to a top shelf liquor store to talk to someone about it, but I figured I'd throw it out there and hope that someone drinks the stuff.
Right now I'm considering a Remy Martin XO:
Beautiful deep amber-copper color. Rich baked pear, orange marmalade, and spice aromas. A supple entry leads to a round, dryish medium body of dried fruits, dusty brown spices, and light toffee flavors. Finishes with pleasant anise and nuts flavors amid the wood spices and minerals. A balanced, elegant style. -http://www.tastings.com/scout_spirits.lasso?id=180604
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Edited by Banzai Riley, 13 June 2008 - 07:10 PM.