XO Cognac

XO: Aged 6 Years + On Ice & Neat & Food Pairing

XO stands for "Extra Old", and describes a Cognac consisting of eaux-de-vie that have been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 6 years. Just like VS (Very Special) and...
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XO: Aged 6 Years + On Ice & Neat & Food Pairing

XO stands for "Extra Old", and describes a Cognac consisting of eaux-de-vie that have been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 6 years. Just like VS (Very Special) and VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale), Extra Old is another English expression, which shows the strong connection to foreign countries, especially Great Britain and America.

"XO" was coined by Cognac Hennessy and first used in 1870. Even though the youngest blend in an XO Cognac can be as young as six years, an XO usually has an average age of between 15 and 20 years, sometimes older. There is talk about raising the youngest component in an XO Cognac to a minimum of 10 years, but this hasn't officially happened yet. Today, as it stands, the minimum age for the youngest eau-de-vie in a blend to qualify as an XO is still six years. An XO Cognac can also be called “Old Réserve” or "Vieille Réserve". As XO is the final official age category, “Napoleon”, "Extra", "Hors d'Age", and "Tres Vieille Réserve", are designations that fall into the XO category, however, there can be important differences in quality and age.

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    700ml / 40%
    $281

    On the nose this cognac reveals a unique bouquet of flowers, a rich structure of vanilla. On the palate: Some dark brioche, orange fruit and dark, mature fruit. The finish is long and consistent.

    On the nose this cognac reveals a unique bouquet of flowers, a rich structure of vanilla. On the palate: Some dark brioche, orange fruit and dark, mature...

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    $239

    It's a powerful and rather woody blend, with spicy aromas, complex but remains round. This rich cognac brings oak and leather together with slightly sweet notes of flower and fruit. A well balanced work, with a good sense of pepper and rancio. More a masculine XO.

    It's a powerful and rather woody blend, with spicy aromas, complex but remains round. This rich cognac brings oak and leather together with slightly sweet...

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    700ml / 40%
    $196

    Tasting review: Eye: Deep golden hue Nose: Hints of leather and dry fruit Palate: Round and fruity, somewhat feminine.  Increases in complexity in the mouth, with spicy notes and those of wood.  A long, elegant finale.

    Tasting review: Eye: Deep golden hue Nose: Hints of leather and dry fruit Palate: Round and fruity, somewhat feminine.  Increases in complexity in the...

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    700ml / 40%
    $159

    Tasting notes by Marancheville Cognac STYLE: An authentic Cognac, it perfectly embodies the style of Marancheville. ON THE NOISE: Spices – Nuts – Candied orange. ON THE PALATE: Balsamic notes (cedar) – Good length on the palate, with a perfect balance between fruity and woody notes. FINISH: Rancio coming through clearly on the palate, combined with a...

    Tasting notes by Marancheville Cognac STYLE: An authentic Cognac, it perfectly embodies the style of Marancheville. ON THE NOISE: Spices – Nuts – Candied...

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    700ml / 40%
    $219

    The nose : Round and balanced notes, oak hints and almond. A rich rancio comes in, some leather aromas. The Borderies spirits in this blend lead to a floral fragrance.

    The nose : Round and balanced notes, oak hints and almond. A rich rancio comes in, some leather aromas. The Borderies spirits in this blend lead to a floral...

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    700ml / 41%
    $146

    The colour is pale golden, on the nose slightly bitter but in an enjoyable way. Hints of almond and nuts, the taste is dominated by fruit notes such as citrus, apricot, lemon, and orange. 

    The colour is pale golden, on the nose slightly bitter but in an enjoyable way. Hints of almond and nuts, the taste is dominated by fruit notes such as...

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    700ml / 41%
    $137

    The colour of Frapins XO is golden, on the nose: Some flowers, in the mouth: Some dark almonds, dry flower, orange - a long presence. The aftertaste is dominated by Rancio, staying complex and fine at the same time.

    The colour of Frapins XO is golden, on the nose: Some flowers, in the mouth: Some dark almonds, dry flower, orange - a long presence. The aftertaste is...

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    1500ml / 40%
    $512

    Tesseron tasting notes: "Very alluring and expressive, this presents a sensation of fruit compote layered with hints of honey and leather, all lifted by floral tones - very elegant. The palate: A generous start, this presents a wonderful, spicy vitality, complementing a harmonious, rounded style."

    Tesseron tasting notes: "Very alluring and expressive, this presents a sensation of fruit compote layered with hints of honey and leather, all lifted by...

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    $1,459

    Tasting review by Remy Martin:Color Intense mahogany color The aromas and flavors Fruity notes: plum melt with hazelnuts aromas and delicate hints of orangeFloral notes: a subtle touch of jasmine A myriad of aromas as the facets of a stunning diamond Texture Satin and velvety Finish Harmony, opulence, and length.

    Tasting review by Remy Martin:Color Intense mahogany color The aromas and flavors Fruity notes: plum melt with hazelnuts aromas and delicate hints of...

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    700ml / 40%
    $95

    The Larsen XO Cognac is a blend from some very old, great quality Fins Bois and Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie. It is a mature cognac with age characteristics from Fins Bois being complimented by the smoothness of that from Grande Champagne.

    The Larsen XO Cognac is a blend from some very old, great quality Fins Bois and Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie. It is a mature cognac with age characteristics...

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    $539

    There is no tasting review of Larsen XO Extra d'Or yet, but the cognac house writes: Mellow, generous, with a rich velvety honeyed aroma. Well rounded charentais "rancio", trace of port with distinct presence of old tobacco.

    There is no tasting review of Larsen XO Extra d'Or yet, but the cognac house writes: Mellow, generous, with a rich velvety honeyed aroma. Well rounded...

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    $110

    Tasting review by Charpentron: Amber in color, this cognac represents all the expression of a Grande Champagne cognac.  A very fruity bouquet and taste - woody, yet subtle.

    Tasting review by Charpentron: Amber in color, this cognac represents all the expression of a Grande Champagne cognac.  A very fruity bouquet and taste -...

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    700ml / 41.1%
    $569

    NOSE: Very harmonious fragrances of lilac and seductive spices, such as nutmeg. TASTE: Exceptional aromatic strength and finesse with notes of leather, incense and black tea. BODY: Remarkable long finish, refined.

    NOSE: Very harmonious fragrances of lilac and seductive spices, such as nutmeg. TASTE: Exceptional aromatic strength and finesse with notes of leather,...

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    $98

    Tasting review by Chateau de Beaulon: Robe : Golden almost orange highlights. Nose : Bread, almond, gorse and wild peach, cinnamon, racy. complex, clearly defined, refined distillation.  Palate : Fruity, very rich, orange, fresh, very long aftertaste.

    Tasting review by Chateau de Beaulon: Robe : Golden almost orange highlights. Nose : Bread, almond, gorse and wild peach, cinnamon, racy. complex, clearly...

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    $221

    Tasting review by Park Cognac: Commencing with the combination of light and musky scents of honey, saffron, and gingerbread and tinted with fresh cranberries and vanilla, the palate of this full-bodied cognac complements its initial aromas by bringing the flavors together into a strong harmonious finish with subtle surprises, concluding with a long...

    Tasting review by Park Cognac: Commencing with the combination of light and musky scents of honey, saffron, and gingerbread and tinted with fresh...

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    500ml / 43%
    $107

    Tasting review: Strong, floral aromas characteristic of the unique terroir of the Fins Bois de Jarnac.

    Tasting review: Strong, floral aromas characteristic of the unique terroir of the Fins Bois de Jarnac.

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    $128

    Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud: On the eye:intense bright gold with copper highlights. On the nose: floral, fine spices On the palate:  frank attack, powerful, elegant and balanced with a rich and varied range of aromas with notes of  tobacco.

    Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud: On the eye:intense bright gold with copper highlights. On the nose: floral, fine spices On the palate:  frank attack,...

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    $347

    Tasting notes by Tiffon Cognac: This well-matured cognac has primary notes of dry apricots and ripe plum.  Hints of walnut and light spices give it great force and a delicate finish with the flavor of rancio.

    Tasting notes by Tiffon Cognac: This well-matured cognac has primary notes of dry apricots and ripe plum.  Hints of walnut and light spices give it great...

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    $155

    Tasting review by Normandin Mercier: Eye:  Amber highlights Nose: Fruity dominance, nutty almonds, dried fruit, canned fruit, citrus fruit.  Spices - cinnamon and vanilla, honey, toffee, rancio notes, chocolate, dried grass, tobacco. Palate:  Full and round, dried fruit, spices, woody - a long finish. Summary:  Complex, generous, elegant

    Tasting review by Normandin Mercier: Eye:  Amber highlights Nose: Fruity dominance, nutty almonds, dried fruit, canned fruit, citrus fruit.  Spices -...

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    $167

    Tasting review by Dobbe Cognac: Rich, velvety flavours and notes of jasmine and candied orange, harmoniously blended with a subtle hint of toasted brioche. With its brilliant mahogany colour, it produces true pleasure and a wealth of aromas from carefully-selected cognacs. It is well balanced and its elegant finish can remain on the palate for up to 15...

    Tasting review by Dobbe Cognac: Rich, velvety flavours and notes of jasmine and candied orange, harmoniously blended with a subtle hint of toasted brioche....

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