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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    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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    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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    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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    Tasting review by Park Cognac: Emits a leathery bouquet of bitter dark chocolate, raw peanuts, and fresh white pepper. These aromas merge into a round palate wih a velvety and enduring finish.

    Tasting review by Park Cognac: Emits a leathery bouquet of bitter dark chocolate, raw peanuts, and fresh white pepper. These aromas merge into a round...

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    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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    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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    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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    Tasting review by Prunier Cognac: Color: Gold brown, shiny.Nose: Nice complex nose in dried fruits (nuts, fresh hazelnuts) and in beeswax. Nice note of beginning of rancio. Beautiful tones dominated by Grande Champagne (30% of the assembly).Palate: Mouth dominated by hazelnut, butter. Finish slightly "toastée".

    Tasting review by Prunier Cognac: Color: Gold brown, shiny.Nose: Nice complex nose in dried fruits (nuts, fresh hazelnuts) and in beeswax. Nice note of...

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    Tasting review: Color: rich amber. Nose: Warm, plum, nuts, iris, and sweet vanilla. Palate: Nice structure, pleasant length, fruity and woody notes, hazelnut.

    Tasting review: Color: rich amber. Nose: Warm, plum, nuts, iris, and sweet vanilla. Palate: Nice structure, pleasant length, fruity and woody notes,...

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    Tasting review: Eye:  Soft, pleasing golden color Nose:  Fresh, clean, spicy yet fruity Palate:  Flavorsome, crisp, and well defined.  A combination of grapes, fleshy fruits, and aromatic spices.

    Tasting review: Eye:  Soft, pleasing golden color Nose:  Fresh, clean, spicy yet fruity Palate:  Flavorsome, crisp, and well defined.  A combination of...

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    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye: A wonderful deep color with golden reflections and flashes of brightness Nose: Notes of leather and spices, curry, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, pastry, candied fruit Palate:  caramelized notes, delicate rancio

    Tasting review by Michel Forgeron Cognac: Eye: A wonderful deep color with golden reflections and flashes of brightness Nose: Notes of leather and spices,...

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    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.

    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...

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    Tesseron tasting notes: "An extremely appetising cognac, opulent, rounded, yet vivacious. Pepper & spices emerge initially before revealing dark chocolate and fresh herbs. Complex, it shows supreme finesse, supple opulence, and very good length. This is an exquisite Grande Champagne."

    Tesseron tasting notes: "An extremely appetising cognac, opulent, rounded, yet vivacious. Pepper & spices emerge initially before revealing dark chocolate...

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    Tesseron tasting notes: "Supremely elegant, combining macerated dried fruit with hints of mocha and cocoa, refreshed by floral aromas. Extremely well balanced and wonderfully complex, with marmalade notes emerging on a persistent, stylish finish."

    Tesseron tasting notes: "Supremely elegant, combining macerated dried fruit with hints of mocha and cocoa, refreshed by floral aromas. Extremely well...

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    Bernard Boutinet XO Review: It is the same cognac as the normal XO, simply in a nice decanter.

    Bernard Boutinet XO Review: It is the same cognac as the normal XO, simply in a nice decanter.

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