Color - Light ruby.
Nose - Seductive aromas of ripe apples.
Palate - Complex and tender red fruit bouquet and sparkling fresh vanilla, with an impressive aftertaste.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Deep aromas of red apples and dark caramel. Clean and pure flavors of cinnamon, caramel custard, and baked apples all intermingle on the smooth and full texture creating an overall indulgent effect. (Mar 2015)
The X.O. is the cornerstone of the collection. Connoisseurs appreciate the perfect balance between the fruitiness of the apple and the flavours absorbed during more than nine years of ageing in century-old oak barrels.
It is notable because it is made only from cider from apples harvested in the Pays d’Auge, an area covering barely 6% of Normandy. The character this soil gives the apples, combined with double distillation* in copper stills, offers the X.O. a unique aromatic richness.