Thursday, February 5, 2009

Brandy Friday: Le Reviseur

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.

Tasting

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.

1 comment:

abk6 said...

Thanks for the review!
Our Cognacs get some new awards at ISC London 2010 http://tinyurl.com/2w89kbx

ABK6 Cognacs (Leyrat & Le Reviseur)