The A.E. Dor Extra Grande Champagne Cognac is rather sublime. Aged in small barrels in a humid cellar, this ‘extra’ quality premier cru Cognac delights from the moment you set eyes on it. It comes in a beautiful decanter and presentation box, and as that lovely deep hue that only comes from a truly well-aged Cognac. The sensory journey continues, with aromas of violets, vanilla, and cocoa. And for anyone who questions what the smell and taste of ‘rancio’ is, then this really is a superb example.