Tesseron Lot No. 53 X.O. Perfection Cognac Grande Champagne, France
Tesseron Lot 53 Cognac from the Grande Champagne
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.
The savoir faire behind Cognac Tesseron
Four generations of savoir-faire have meant that the Tesseron estate in Châteauneuf-sur-Charente possess a truly fine Paradis cellar. They are one of the few Cognac houses that possess three grape varieties, giving them an edge over many producers. The maître de chai creates a unique blend from the different grapes; blending with such expertise to give Cognacs such as the Lot 53 XO their own unique personality.
How to enjoy the Tesseron Lot 53 Perfection XO Cognac
Enjoy this Cognac neat or on ice in a tulip glass for the ultimate degustation. The decanter is modern, with clean lines, an elegant stopper, and an eye-catchingly simplistic label. The cognac comes complete with a presentation box; perhaps an ideal choice of gift for a cognac connoisseur? Or maybe just a present for yourself.
Tesseron Lot 53 XO Awards
Wine Enthusiast: 96-100 points Spirit of the Year 2006
International Wine and Spirit Competition: Silver 2009
The Spirit Journal: 5*
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.