The two Cognacs we've tasted so far have been from the acclaimed Grande Champagne cru of Cognac, but now we have a brandy from the adjacent subregion of Petite Champagne. As with all of the Cognacs we have been tasting, this is from a small house; it is made from vineyards that have been with the Abecassis family for seven generations. Along with the Le Reviseur line, they also make Cognac Leyrat and the club-ready ABK6.
Le Reviseur X.O., Fine Petite Champagne, Single Estate Cognac, 40% alcohol ($65-$75).
Beautiful, sweet wine scent. The flavor is bold, fruity and quite sweet early in the palate; there is some oak but it is less prominent than one would think for an X.O. the finish, though, is a bit flat. I certainly think this is as good as the Cognacs we've had from the acclaimed Grande Champagne Region, though it is a bit sweeter and less oaky.