Camus XO Cognac at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits proudly features a cornerstone of the cognac world in its collection: Camus XO Cognac. With roots in the prestigious Cognac region of France, this bottling exemplifies the legacy and expertise of the House of Camus, a family-run cognac establishment that has thrived for five generations.
- Name: Camus XO Cognac
- Type: XO (Extra Old) Cognac
- Age: A blend of eaux-de-vie aged for at least six years, but many significantly older
- Region: Cognac, France
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Upon pouring, one immediately observes the luminous, deep amber hue of the liquid—imbued with a rich darkness that hints at its extensive maturation in French oak barrels.
The aromatic profile is an opulent tapestry of olfactory splendor. The top notes are suffused with complex aromas of dried fruits, primarily figs and raisins, underlined by a bouquet of floral fragrances like jasmine. Layered beneath these is a warm, nutty quality redolent of hazelnuts and almonds.
Your first sip introduces a veritable symphony of flavors. There is an initial elegance and silkiness, accompanied by the layered complexity that only a well-aged cognac can provide. Dried fruit and floral notes persist from the nose to palate but are deepened by flavors of aged leather, sweet spices, and the whisper of dark chocolate.
Long and lingering, the finish is a crescendo of the flavors experienced on the palate. One can discern elements of oak, toffee, and a mild tobacco that bring the sipping experience to a sophisticated, balanced close.
The cognac exhibits a harmoniously full-bodied yet remarkably smooth texture. It coats the palate in a luxurious, almost creamy, manner—no doubt a testament to its superior quality and aging process.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Camus XO Cognac is more than just a drink; it's an experience, a narrative, and an artifact of five generations of artisanal craftsmanship. It captures the essence of its terroir and the expertise of its creators in a manner few spirits can claim. Given its complexity and depth, it is best savored neat, perhaps accompanied by a moment of reflective solitude or an intimate conversation.
For the discerning consumer who seeks to venture beyond the ordinary, we are pleased to offer this transcendent selection at Third Base Market & Spirits.
In sum, Camus XO Cognac represents an elevated class of cognac, appealing to those who desire a spirit of profound complexity and historical richness. Each aspect—from the meticulous sourcing of grapes to the years spent in hallowed oak barrels—speaks to the commitment to excellence for which the House of Camus is known. Available at Third Base Market & Spirits, this bottling is a tribute to the art of fine cognac production and is ideally suited for those with a palate for the exceptional.