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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  • 0 1 2 3 4 2 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $209

    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.

    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...

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    2 Review(s)
    700ml / 40%
    $131

    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

    Tasting review: Eye: Clear, bright, brilliant gold Nose: Intense, floral scents, hints of vanilla and rancio Palate: Round, fruity, mellow, and intensely...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $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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    700ml / 40%
    $263

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  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
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    $83

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    $89

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    700ml / 40%
    $149

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  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $95

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  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $95

    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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    1 Review(s)
    700ml / 40%
    $89

    Francois Peyrot tasting review:   Color: Gold amber.On the palate:  Long and elegant. An explosion of subtle flavors. Then, releases a rich and harmonious finale. An amazing flexibility to the palate.

    Francois Peyrot tasting review:   Color: Gold amber.On the palate:  Long and elegant. An explosion of subtle flavors. Then, releases a rich and harmonious...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $125

    Tasting review: Eye: Warm mahogany with copper highlights Nose:  Wild flowers, hawthorn, old port, cigar box Palate:  A complex harmony of flavors, hints of vanilla, walnuts, haselnuts, dried fruits, dried flowers, subtle port, and rancio. Deliciously long and satisfying finish.

    Tasting review: Eye: Warm mahogany with copper highlights Nose:  Wild flowers, hawthorn, old port, cigar box Palate:  A complex harmony of flavors, hints...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 41%
    $149

    Frapin tasting review: Colour : Warm reflections of a golden autumn. Bouquet : Floral: hawthorn and wild flowers. Mouth : Very long in the mouth, notes of candied apricots, of orange and flavours of old Port as well as the famous ' Rancio '(walnut, hazelnut, dried fruits mixed with dried flowers (narcissus and hyacinth) flavours).

    Frapin tasting review: Colour : Warm reflections of a golden autumn. Bouquet : Floral: hawthorn and wild flowers. Mouth : Very long in the mouth, notes of...

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    2 Review(s)
    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...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $200

    With a golden color, this XO presents an elegance, continuing with the nose: Complex, spicy and floral. In the mouth: Rather smooth and fine. Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master of Frapin states: "This is a rich, complex and evolving cognac in which everyone will find their own aromatic references." 

    With a golden color, this XO presents an elegance, continuing with the nose: Complex, spicy and floral. In the mouth: Rather smooth and fine. Patrice...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 3 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $137

    Tasting review by Gautier: A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast and cinnamon. On the palate, the taste explodes with all the aromas of candied fruit in a generous, mellow and particularly harmonious blend offering all the splendid length which is so characteristic...

    Tasting review by Gautier: A golden amber colour resulting from the absorption of the tannins of the oak ageing barrels. Floral aromas with hints of toast...

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    2 Review(s)
    700ml / 41%
    $149

    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.

    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...

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    700ml / 40%
    $113

    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...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $149

    Tasting review by Gourry de Chadeville: Its nose has a large variety of aromas, which reveal themselves with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and curry… then jasmine and narcissus. The perfumes of candied fruits, saffron, ginger, and honey mix themselves with nutmeg and cedar wood.

    Tasting review by Gourry de Chadeville: Its nose has a large variety of aromas, which reveal themselves with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and curry… then...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $95

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  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $593

    Tasting review: Eye: Dense, deep amber Nose: Fine and rich, with aromas of prunes, honey, and spices. Palate: Silky and luxurious, with concentrated flavors of old wood and candied fruits. Exceptional length of finish.

    Tasting review: Eye: Dense, deep amber Nose: Fine and rich, with aromas of prunes, honey, and spices. Palate: Silky and luxurious, with concentrated...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 0 Review(s) 
    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.

  • 0 1 2 3 4 2 Review(s) 
    700ml / 40%
    $251

    Tasting review: Eye:  Deep golden in color Nose:  Raisins, tobacco, spices, and honey Palate:  Round, complex, 'smoky', with every evolving tastes and a fine, deliciously satisfying length of finish.

    Tasting review: Eye:  Deep golden in color Nose:  Raisins, tobacco, spices, and honey Palate:  Round, complex, 'smoky', with every evolving tastes and a...

  • 0 1 2 3 4 1 Review(s) 
    1 Review(s)
    700ml / 40%
    $371

    Tasting review: An extremely well structured Cognac with tones of wood, spices, vanilla, fruit, and cinnamon

    Tasting review: An extremely well structured Cognac with tones of wood, spices, vanilla, fruit, and cinnamon

  • 0 1 2 3 4 3 Review(s) 
    21 Review(s)
    700ml / 40%
    $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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