XO Cognac

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 Learn More

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%
    $0

    The Precious Edition is the XO Gold Cognac, so have a look at the review of XO Gold by Baron Otard.

    The Precious Edition is the XO Gold Cognac, so have a look at the review of XO Gold by Baron Otard.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $173

    Camus Extraordinaire Cognac review and tasting notes: A very round and elegant cognac, rather rich, the body is full; a pretty complex nose. Some good hints of wood and honey.

    Camus Extraordinaire Cognac review and tasting notes: A very round and elegant cognac, rather rich, the body is full; a pretty complex nose. Some good hints...

  • 700ml / 40%
    $141

    Review of Breuil de Segonzac XO: A nice round palate, good hints of vanilla, and fruits on the nose. A very complex texture, mellow - opens solid aromas with ice cubes.

    Review of Breuil de Segonzac XO: A nice round palate, good hints of vanilla, and fruits on the nose. A very complex texture, mellow - opens solid aromas with...

  • 700ml / 40%
    $230

    Tasting review of Courvoisier XO Fine Champagne: An elegant cognac with subtle notes of cigar, fruits and crème brûlée - some hints of coffee.

    Tasting review of Courvoisier XO Fine Champagne: An elegant cognac with subtle notes of cigar, fruits and crème brûlée - some hints of coffee.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $479

    No tasting notes on this XO, but probably the content (the cognac) is the same as in the Original XO.

    No tasting notes on this XO, but probably the content (the cognac) is the same as in the Original XO.

  • $271

    D'Usse Cognac XO is the second product of D'Ussé Cognac.

    D'Usse Cognac XO is the second product of D'Ussé Cognac.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $629

    This is the same cognac as the "standard" Martell XO. The color of XO Martell is deep golden. On the nose: Some leather hints, dry fruit. On the palate: Round and fruity - more the feminine XO, then it increases its complex aromas, and spicy notes come through, wood. The Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie adds to the final, an elegant and long finish.

    This is the same cognac as the "standard" Martell XO. The color of XO Martell is deep golden. On the nose: Some leather hints, dry fruit. On the palate:...

  • Botl. 1970s / Botl. 1970s
    $720

  • 700ml / 40%
    $311

    Here comes a great Special Edition by Hennessy. Probably the same taste as the normal XO by Hennessy. 

    Here comes a great Special Edition by Hennessy. Probably the same taste as the normal XO by Hennessy. 

  • 50ml / 40%
    $18

    No tasting notes on these little cigar tube fellows.

    No tasting notes on these little cigar tube fellows.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $792

    No tasting notes on this XO, but probably the content (the cognac) is the same as in the Original XO.

    No tasting notes on this XO, but probably the content (the cognac) is the same as in the Original XO.

  • 200ml / 40%
    $55

    No tasting review available.

    No tasting review available.

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    700ml / 40%
    $290 $305

  • 700ml / 40%
    $143

    Tasting review: Eye:  Dark caramel Nose:  Flowery, vanilla tones develop, along with nutmeg and orange fruit Palate:  Round, smooth, hints of orange, vanilla, and a touch of creme brûlée.  Long, stable finish, slightly sweet, but mellow.

    Tasting review: Eye:  Dark caramel Nose:  Flowery, vanilla tones develop, along with nutmeg and orange fruit Palate:  Round, smooth, hints of orange,...

  • 700ml / 40%
    $94

    Tasting review: A fine nose, very complex notes, strong rancio, vanilla and old dark fruit. Round and smooth.

    Tasting review: A fine nose, very complex notes, strong rancio, vanilla and old dark fruit. Round and smooth.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $137

    A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast and cinnamon. The XO Gold & Blue is a subtle, round and harmonious Cognac.

    A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast and cinnamon. The XO Gold &...

  • 700ml / 40%
    $107

    No tasting notes available.

    No tasting notes available.

  • 700ml / 40%
    $110

    Tasting review by Landy Cognac: An intense mahogany color that bears witness to the long aging in oak.Initially light on the nose with elegant note of honey and dried flowers, The opening is more complex flavors of sandalwood, plum, liquorice. and candied fruit. The finish is supple and spicy with great depth.

    Tasting review by Landy Cognac: An intense mahogany color that bears witness to the long aging in oak.Initially light on the nose with elegant note of honey...

  • 700ml / 40%
    $143

    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...

  • 700ml
    $143

    We haven't done a tasting review of Larsen Arctic XO yet, but the producer states: "Le Cognac Arctique" is an incomparable adventure with the same pleasant characteristics as the Larsen X.O. Extra d'Or.

    We haven't done a tasting review of Larsen Arctic XO yet, but the producer states: "Le Cognac Arctique" is an incomparable adventure with the same pleasant...

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