Jacques Chastenet of Cognac Tesseron will be pouring his very special lineup of X.O. Cognacs… something he rarely does for the public.
We’ve invited Emilio Mignucci of DiBruno Bros House of Cheese to be here for this exclusive tasting… because we know he loves good Cognac and he’ll bring some really cool cheeses from his cave! He’ll be signing copies of his book “House of Cheese” which can be pre-ordered for $24.99 HERE. This is a walk-around come-and-go format tasting… not a structured sit-down event. Limited to 40 guests.
Featured Cognac… All prices are BEFORE Event Discount… all attendees will receive 15% off!
1. Cognac Tesseron X.O Selection Lot No. 90 $79.99
"The cool, damp Tesseron cellars dating back to the 13th century were once part of the crypt of the local church. It is here that the young ‘eaux-de-vie’ will be laid to rest, left in peace quietly to age and mature in old oak casks for many years. These casks were made by craftsmen from ancient oaks felled in the nearby forests of Limousin. During maturation the ageing Cognac will gently oxidise, soft tannins will be absorbed from the old oak casks and some will evaporate and be lost forever – the ‘angels’ share.”
2. Cognac Tesseron X.O Tradition Lot No. 76 $149.99
"The bouquet includes delicate fragrances of spice, sesame seed, light oak, pineapple, light toffee and brown sugar. The palate entry is elegant and moderately sweet; at midpalate there are flavors of ripe pear, white grapes, cake frosting, oloroso Sherry, orange peel and dark honey. Ends up sweet, satiny and long in the throat.” - Wine Enthusiast 95 points
3. Cognac Tesseron X.O Emotion Lot No. 65 $299.99
"This is a Grand Champagne cognac from the First Growth region, aged for more than one generation in oak barrels. Its fresh plum nose combines a rich attack and smooth finish. More than one generation in Limousin oak casks. The overall age of the blend used is 30 to 40 years. This is a cognac of supreme quality and is presented in a beautiful crystal decanter.”
4. Cognac Tesseron X.O Perfection Lot No. 53 $349.99
"On the nose you'll find an oaky/nut paste aroma with fruity notes of berries, dried fruit, plums, pears and soft cheese. The palate entry is composed, succulent and honeyed; by midpalate the flavors deepen to include caramel, rancio and orange rind. Finishes beautifully with depth, finesse and maturity.” Wine Enthusiast 100 points
5. Cognac Tesseron X.O Exception Lot No. 29 $699.99
"Tesseron family, who made their fortune in Cognac (but are probably best known by wine lovers as the proprietor of Pontet Canet and Lafon Rochet) released tiny quantities of single vintage Cognacs. Although French law does not permit a vintage date to be used, this is all from 1929, and is very limited in availability. I'm not an expert on Cognac, but anything this smooth, silky, potent, and aromatic, is truly great stuff. It is about as ethereal Cognac as anyone could ever hope to drink.” Robert Parker 100 points
6. Cognac Tesseron Royal Blend $1,299.99
"Tesseron Royal Blend is a selection of some fifty Grande Champagne Cognacs, chosen from the Tesseron's own historic private collection for their exceptional fruity and floral aromas. In fact, the Tesseron family owns some of the oldest and finest stocks of Grande Champagne Cognac in the world.
Tesseron Royal Blend spends the first two months in new barrels of fine Limousin oak. It then ages for many years in oak "tierçons", which are the very oldest and most precious barrels, used for only the rarest cognacs. This ancient and extraordinary blend, the product of two generations of the Tesseron family, is bottled in hand-blown glass demi-johns, especially commissioned from a French master glassblower are faithful replicas of the ones found in the family’s treasured Paradis, a fitting home for this most magnificent cognac.”