Tesseron Cognac

Sourced entirely from domaine vineyards in the Grande and Petite Champagne regions and uniquely using three grape varieties – Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche & Colombard – Tesseron is the epitome of distinction, excellence and perfection. Founded in 1905, Tesseron Cognac remains family-owned and is run today by third-generation family member Alfred Tesseron – also owner of the prestigious 5ème Cru Château Pontet-Canet – with his daughter Justine and son Noé. With 100 Robert Parker points (‘as ethereal cognac as anyone could ever hope to drink’) and crowned Paul Pacult’s Best Spirit in the World, the Tesseron name is synonymous with very rare, aged cognacs. Their range is almost exclusively XO, with their oldest reserves dating back to the pre-phylloxera era of the nineteenth century. The Classic, Signature and Prestige Collections are now offered in decanters reflecting Tesseron’s standing within the cognac elite.

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Lot n°29 X.O Exception

Lot n°29 X.O Exception

ABV: 40%
Pack Size: 6 x 70cl
Country of Origin: France


Tesseron Cognac Lot N°29 Exception is the rare jewel of the Tesseron collection of Cognacs. A unique blend of legendary Grande Champagne, the cream of our oldest and rarest stocks, lovingly aged for at least three generations. Balancing power and finesse, Exception has a floral bouquet, allied to chocolate and mocha notes. This is complemented by that elusive, ethereal nose which is so typical of only the very best old cognac. This subtle elixir has an extraordinarily long aftertaste, and its lovely amber highlights reflect its very slow ageing – the quintessence of elegance.

COMPOSITION: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard grapes.
BLEND: Grande Champagne.
Aged: Three generations and more in Limousin oak casks.

Tasting Notes:

COLOR: Splendid topaz colors.
NOSE: An explosion of complex and delicate notes: rancio, honey, figs, wax, plums and woods, exotic fruits yet remains fresh.
PALATE: Elegant and endless in complexity. Strong notes of Mocha and floral notes. Extremely well balanced with an incredibly smooth finish. A rich Marmelade aftertaste.

  • **** Highly Recommended, Spirit Journal
  • 100 Points, Robert Parker
  • Master Prize, The Prestige Category, Spirits Business Awards 2010