XO Cognac

XO: Aged 10 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 10 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...

XO: Aged 10 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 10 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. Today, the minimum age for the youngest eau-de-vie in a blend to qualify as an XO officially is ten 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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The Cordon Bleus taste is dominated by the eaux-de-vie from the Borderies region. On the nose: Floral and elegant. On the palate: A round and smooth cognac, rather masculine, with some hints of fruit and wood. The finish is long and satisfying.
0 1 2 3 4  4 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 227.00
Tasting review: Nose:  Floral, sweet, vanilla, almonds, violets, and hazelnuts Palate:  Fruity and mellow, sweet pastry, cinnamon, old port, and dried fruits
0 1 2 3 4  1 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 227.00
Nose: Round and balanced notes, oak hints, plum and almond. A rich rancio comes in, some leather aromas due to its length of ageing. The Borderies spirits in this blend lead to a floral fragrance. Eye:  Its amber coloring indicates a great cCgnac.
0 1 2 3 4  3 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 239.00
A beautiful old gold color, with a nose dominated by fruity, pastry notes.  The palate has a good structure, with a long, extended finish during which delightful notes of oak come through.
0 1 2 3 4  1 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 137.00
On the nose very floral. There are vanilla and honey notes. In the mouth you find a balanced taste, dried fruits, and some spicy notes. The finish is elegant, some spicy notes in the end.
0 1 2 3 4  3 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 107.00
Tasting Notes: Old golden colour, on the eye. On the nose some fruits, vanilla and a balance between oak and more fruits. In the mouth an elegant force, but smooth - cognac vanilla fragrance and balance between fruit and wood, typical of old cognacs.
0 1 2 3 4  0 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 122.00
Fine Champagne with the intensity of the dried fruit and it's complex spiciness can be explored with a sample of walnuts, dried apricots and prunes. Richness of dried fruits on the palate, length in mouth is about 10 minutes.
0 1 2 3 4  4 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 155.00
On the nose rather floral, slight fruits. On the palate more flower flavours and candied fruit. The finale is dominated by spices and smoke hints.
0 1 2 3 4  3 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 173.00
Leather and tobacco notes, balanced on the nose, mellow finale - with hints of chocolate and cigar.
0 1 2 3 4  2 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 209.00
Bache Gabrielsen's Prestige is a round, and well balanced blend.
0 1 2 3 4  0 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 179.00
Through the Grande and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, the blend gains a smooth and elegant character.
0 1 2 3 4  0 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 137.00
Tasting review: Eye: Clear, bright, brilliant gold Nose: Intense, floral scents, hints of vanilla and rancio Palate: Round, fruity, mellow, and intensely fruity. Satisfying aftertaste and length of finish
0 1 2 3 4  2 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 137.00
The colour: Amber and golden. The nose is strong, good woody notes and dry & sweet hints of rancio. The taste is full and round, very soft combined with a great deal of fruits.
0 1 2 3 4  2 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 209.00
The colour is mahogany and rosewood. The nose offers aromas of of vanilla, dried fruit - and there's some woodiness in there too. The XO Pinar Del Rio should be consumed neat, while enjoying a good Havana cigar.
0 1 2 3 4  1 Review(s) 
700ml / 41%
$ 149.00
Very soft, and round palate. 93 points in our tasting " Best XO Cognacs for 2016 "
0 1 2 3 4  6 Review(s) 
700ml / 40%
$ 89.00