Wine Enthusiast 90 points – Deep amber in the glass, this light and silky spirit has a distinctive violet note up front, melding into bold, sweet vanilla, caramel and clove..Kara Newman, December/2015
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points – (UB Collection,Finalist)- Concentrated aromas of golden raisins and apple cider. Indulgently round and soft in the mouth, the deeply rich flavors offer dried fig, date, almond and toasted baking spices. A slight tobacco finish is subtle and long lasting..March/2015
Maitre de Chai Michel Casavecchia meticulously hand-selects the finest eaux-de-vie from the cellars of the Chateau de Cognac to craft the unique blend of D’USSÉ XO Cognac. His uncompromising standards demand the eaux-de-vie be aged ten years or more in French oak barrels to ensure the utmost complexity and depth in flavor. D’USSÉ XO Cognac delivers rich flavor notes of ripe blackberry and apricot, layered with hints of dark chocolate and walnut, culminating in an exceptionally balanced finish.
A vested interest in and a personal affinity for Cognac drove Jay to pursue this new venture, now known as D’USSÉ, for which the rapper and mega-mogul heads global strategy in addition to serving as a partial owner, Billboard has learned exclusively, though the details of his ownership remain unconfirmed.