Janneau XO is a blend of eaux-de-vie coming mainly from the area of Bas Armagnac and Ténarèze using mostly the Baco and the Ugni Blanc grape varieties which are distilled using the Single Distillation process and to a smaller extent, the Double Distillation process.
The eaux-de-vie have been ageing in large part for up to 30 years in ancient oak casks. With a floral nose, and rich aromas of roasted nuts.
XO is a complex combination of both single and double distilled eaux-de-vie, well suited to the more discerning palate.
Clear orange-coppery amber with burnished copper highlights
Leathery vanilla impregnated stewed plums, cherry, kirsch, blackberries and vanilla with dried chili and cinnamon spice and cloves. Notes of cider apple fruit with floral violet, nutmeg, hazelnut, amaretto biscuit and freshly sawn oak.
Quite intense. Very well balanced palate, nice wood in the middle with sweet, mouth filling flavors that linger on to drying oak tannins, tobacco, quince, orange marmalade, almond, faint coffee and kirsch.
Long dry finish. Light cinnamon and peppery spiced oak with tobacco. Possibly the most awarded Armagnac on the planet