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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    $125

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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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    $101

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    No tasting review available.

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    $137

    No tasting notes or review on this cognac yet. Stay tuned, we'll have news soon.

    No tasting notes or review on this cognac yet. Stay tuned, we'll have news soon.

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    $83

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    $197

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    $191

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    $95

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    $119

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    Tasting notes from Jacques Denis:  Great finesse and aromas of dried fruit.  Long finish.

    Tasting notes from Jacques Denis:  Great finesse and aromas of dried fruit.  Long finish.

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    $89

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    Tasting review by producer: On the eye: A dark, amber color. On the nose, subtle aroma with notes of vanilla, figs, dried fruit, honey, nuts, and coffee. On the palate - a balanced taste with almond bitterness and coffee finish.

    Tasting review by producer: On the eye: A dark, amber color. On the nose, subtle aroma with notes of vanilla, figs, dried fruit, honey, nuts, and coffee....

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    Tasting review by Gourry de Chadeville: On the nose - dried flours and cedar wood, also aromas of liquorice, spice, and black tea. On the palate - round with notes of leather and wood.  Vanilla and tobacco develop pleasantly to make a strong, character cognac.

    Tasting review by Gourry de Chadeville: On the nose - dried flours and cedar wood, also aromas of liquorice, spice, and black tea. On the palate - round...

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    Tasting review by Le Plantis des Vallees Cognac: Tasting: A smooth finish with a good persistence. Powerful style and marked by coconut and vanilla on the palate.

    Tasting review by Le Plantis des Vallees Cognac: Tasting: A smooth finish with a good persistence. Powerful style and marked by coconut and vanilla on the...

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    $115

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    $299

    Tasting review by Guy Pinard: On the nose, rich with aromas of prunes, honey, and spices. The color is dense, deep amber. On the palate it has concentrated aromas of old wood and candied fruit, and has a wonderful silky, long finish. 

    Tasting review by Guy Pinard: On the nose, rich with aromas of prunes, honey, and spices. The color is dense, deep amber. On the palate it has concentrated...

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    $594

    Tasting notes by Leopold Gourmel: Nose : A very refined expression, inner richness, tender notes, wild flowers, hawthorn, hues of nuts.Palate : Soft and silky feeling, covering the palate with a floral fragrance, comfortable warmth and a lingering finish of while flowers.Léopold Gourmel's craft in the Grande Champagne world : a breakthrough.

    Tasting notes by Leopold Gourmel: Nose : A very refined expression, inner richness, tender notes, wild flowers, hawthorn, hues of nuts.Palate : Soft and...

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    $164

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    $257

    Tasting review by Renault Cognac: Appearance: Rich Mahogany.Aromas and flavors: Undertones of candied fruit, almonds and hazelnuts with notes of spices, figs and mandarins dominated by plums. Texture and finish: Hints of honey, velvety nuttiness, notes of toffee, chocolate, walnuts and tobacco.

    Tasting review by Renault Cognac: Appearance: Rich Mahogany.Aromas and flavors: Undertones of candied fruit, almonds and hazelnuts with notes of spices,...

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    700ml / 43%
    $251

    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Rich and complex with a long-lasting finish and touches of vanilla, crème brûlée and candied pear

    Tasting review by Lheraud Cognac: Rich and complex with a long-lasting finish and touches of vanilla, crème brûlée and candied pear

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    $155

    The Camus XO Elegance Cognac review; "On the nose: Some rich aromas develop, nutty. On the palage: Smooth and a long final."

    The Camus XO Elegance Cognac review; "On the nose: Some rich aromas develop, nutty. On the palage: Smooth and a long final."

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    700ml
    $143

    We notice some tabacco notes, sweet fruit, well balanced - on the nose. The palate is round and long, some slight spices hidden here and there.

    We notice some tabacco notes, sweet fruit, well balanced - on the nose. The palate is round and long, some slight spices hidden here and there.

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    $113

    No tasting notes yet or review on Camus Cliffside.

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