An Extra Cognac has to be at least 10 years of age, just like an XO Cognac. In fact, if you want to be precise, it falls into the XO age denomination. But it describes a quality that is superior to an XO and a Napoleon.
The average age for an EXTRA Cognac ranges between 15 and 25 years. Of course there are always exceptions, for example if a Cognac brand choses to create a limited blend with old eaux-de-vie from their cellars. The next oldest age category is Réserve.
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