With an average age of over ten years, this is made from Cognac's three terroirs: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne and Fins Bois. The Ovation's distinctive character comes from long aging in Limousin oak barrels, which adds fullness, spice and sweetness. The pure aroma offers up ripe pears, spiced apples, maple syrup and vanilla. The palate is silky smooth, with perfectly integrated spirit and a mouth-coating texture. A very fine Cognac and a superb XO for the money.