Composition is this producer's first non-XO release, yet even here Tesseron have aimed to make something very special for its level. There is no added colour, it is the older material that brings the depth. It pours a bright, light amber colour, offers aromatics of spiced autumn fruit, white flowers and fresh plum, while on the palate there is that classic Tesseron texture, and vinous, fruity complexity - guaranteeing the cognac's sipping credentials. At the bar, we have found the spirit mixes beautifully, adding finesse and lift to a wide range of stirred and shaken drinks. This makes sense, Tesseron told us that they had comprehensively tested the Composition in a number of classic cocktails before the final blend was signed off. It's an exceptional and versatile example of Cognac at an exciting new price point.