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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    The eau-de-vie from 1978 adds the deep burnished copper color and a complete palate of warm, generous flavors.

    The eau-de-vie from 1978 adds the deep burnished copper color and a complete palate of warm, generous flavors.

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    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Remarkably opulent yet elegant with aromas of walnuts, dried apricots, and a touch of vanilla and sweet spices on the finish.

    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Remarkably opulent yet elegant with aromas of walnuts, dried apricots, and a touch of vanilla and sweet spices on the finish.

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    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Ample, intense aromas, notes of crème brûlée and vanilla, sweet spices in the finish

    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Ample, intense aromas, notes of crème brûlée and vanilla, sweet spices in the finish

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    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Very elegant with delicious spicy scents and honeyed almond aromas, enhanced with notes of leather, earth, and toast. Perfect for savoring with a fine Cuban cigar.

    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Very elegant with delicious spicy scents and honeyed almond aromas, enhanced with notes of leather, earth, and toast....

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    Tasting review: Color: Deep amber with sparkles Nose: Nice complexity, finesse, sweet spices, floral atmosphere, yielding freshness and the desire to dive into it. Palate: brioche, touch of exotic fruits, wood and spices perfectly harmonized.

    Tasting review: Color: Deep amber with sparkles Nose: Nice complexity, finesse, sweet spices, floral atmosphere, yielding freshness and the desire to dive...

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    Tasting review: Color: Deep gold. Nose: Rich, candied fruits, deep vanilla, white flowers, raisins, warm and generous. Palate: oily, harmonized, rare complexity, nutmeg, white flowers, honeysuckle, lime tree flower, infinite opening, and delicate lingering finish.

    Tasting review: Color: Deep gold. Nose: Rich, candied fruits, deep vanilla, white flowers, raisins, warm and generous. Palate: oily, harmonized, rare...

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    The Antique XO is a very special and rather old cognac, that reveals some great notes of sweet vanilla, green fruits, slight spices on the tongue. The palate includes again spices and quite some earthy tones.Antique XO received the 2013 Gold Award at International Wine & Spirit Competition. 

    The Antique XO is a very special and rather old cognac, that reveals some great notes of sweet vanilla, green fruits, slight spices on the tongue. The palate...

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    On the nose: Complex, fruity. In the mouth rather full, pepper and then round. Good finish.

    On the nose: Complex, fruity. In the mouth rather full, pepper and then round. Good finish.

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    Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud: On the eye: intense bright gold with copper highlights. On the nose: floral and timeless, fine spices, candied fruit mouth, comfort, sensuality and maturity On the palate: powerful, elegant & balanced with a rich and varied range of aromas with notes of pepper and tobacco 

    Tasting review by Raymond Ragnaud: On the eye: intense bright gold with copper highlights. On the nose: floral and timeless, fine spices, candied fruit...

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    Leather and tobacco notes, balanced on the nose, mellow finale - with hints of chocolate and cigar.

    Leather and tobacco notes, balanced on the nose, mellow finale - with hints of chocolate and cigar.

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    USA (2003): Wine Enthusiast –Very Good –Recommended (85-89/100) Opening sniffs detect soft scents of candy cane, mint and vegetation; 7 additional minutes of air contact stimulate dessert-like aromas of pear, nectarine & apple crisps. Palate entry is chocolaty and dairy-like, almost creamy:Mid-palate, creamy flavors of dark caramel, toffee, honey and...

    USA (2003): Wine Enthusiast –Very Good –Recommended (85-89/100) Opening sniffs detect soft scents of candy cane, mint and vegetation; 7 additional minutes of...

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    Wine Enthusiast - Very Good - Recommended (85-89/100) Bouquet - shy at first, but afer contact with air the aromas begin to peek out.  On the palate, a solid, woody, caramel-like first flavor stage; by mid-palate, bittersweet, astringent flavors of sap, palm oil, resin and tart pear get added to the flavor mix. Aftertaste is medium-long, dry and resiny."

    Wine Enthusiast - Very Good - Recommended (85-89/100) Bouquet - shy at first, but afer contact with air the aromas begin to peek out.  On the palate, a...

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    This XO Royal is full of flower aromas, delicate and with a balanced palate.

    This XO Royal is full of flower aromas, delicate and with a balanced palate.

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