Daniel Bouju Empereur XO Cognac

The Schtick: This is an XO release from Daniel Bouju, at least 25 years old. Bottled at 40% ABV, let’s see how this is.

Review #1460 | Cognac Review #67

Distiller: Daniel Bouju

Bottler: Daniel Bouju

Brand: Daniel Bouju


ABV: 40% ABV

Age: 25 Years

Nose: Varnish, blueberry. Lemon custard, poppyseed, some tobacco.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, no heat. Sweet, but not super complex. Grape, blueberry, lemon, poppyseed, faint dough.

Finish: Short, a bit thin. Pepper, dough, blueberry, faint yeast. Faint sulfur. Surprising fruitiness for the age.

Overall: This is pretty nice, but compared to the Royal, I’ll take the Royal 11/10 times.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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