Drouet et Fils XO 'Cuvee Ulysse' Cognac70cl / 40%
Drouet et Fils XO 'Cuvee Ulysse' Cognac Reviews
Tasting Notes by Tim F
N: Upfront gingerbread & spongecake aromas - plus cocoa powder, icing sugar etc. Toffee apple and furniture polish lurking behind. Faint hint of liquorice emerging, apple peel, some dried orange peel, mocha, hot-buttered white toast. In a word: Heavenly.
P: Smooth as a silk scarf and yet somehow every drop is totally packed with flavour without a single element dominating. Silky tannins, ripe fruit, sweet spices (and a lot else besides) all harmonise in waves of beautifully-nuanced flavours.
F: Long, sweet and almost indecently sensual. A come-to-bed cognac.
C: Pulling off a massive flavour impact with every single element both well-defined and perfectly-integrated into the whole is probably the hardest task of a blender. Yet somehow this house seems to achieve it effortlessly.