De Charville Frères XO 40% tasting notes

De Charville Frères XO 40%

Another one from this new brand: here is the De Charville Frères XO !
De Charville Frères XO 40% tasting notes


New kid on the block (bis)

We continue with this brand and this time with their XO, a 15-25yo Grande Champagne. Let’s try this De Charville Frères XO!

Colour: Orange, gold lights. Medium regular tears

.Nose: Full of orange perfume. Orange juice particularly. Heady smells of orange blossom and dark chocolate. Verbena infusion too. Woody and citrusy. Grapefruit and tangerine jam. Tinned pears. Candied plums. A nice fruitiness. 

Palate : Sweet texture. Fig jam, licorice sweets, tinned pears. A great sugariness. A little of roasted hazelnuts. Short/medium mouth length. Lemongrass. and some candied citruses on the aftertaste. A tad of tannic aromas. A bit disappointing compared to the nose. 

Last Notes: Apple juice. Orange blossom. Tangerine juice. Nice candied notes. A little on caramel and chestnut cream. Shy buttery notes on the palate. A little of chocolate notes too. It ends on bitter chocolate and a tad of spiciness. 

A nice one, especially for the nose part. But why 40 %? A little too imprecise to reach the 86 points mark. Less convincing than a Paul Giraud Fin du Siècle (Grande Champagne, 20yo, 43,5%) for example. 

My very subjective note: 85+/100

More info on De Charville Frères website

My review of their VSOP

(I do not own the rights for the bottle picture)

Thank you Thomas for this one!

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