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 VSOP (Very Superior Old...
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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. Learn more in our selection of educational Cognac articles.


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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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    $78

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    Oak and sweet notes in the nose, fruits and rancio, a good and balanced finish. Tasting review by Le Reviseur: Old golden brown color.  Nose of vanilla and woody tones, evolving towards and elegant rancio with lovely notes of dried fruit.  The palate is soft, with tones of liquorice and rancio, with a beautifully long finish.

    Oak and sweet notes in the nose, fruits and rancio, a good and balanced finish. Tasting review by Le Reviseur: Old golden brown color.  Nose of vanilla and...

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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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    Tasting notes: a very appetizing cognac, powerful but elegant, very full. Vanilla aroma explodes on the nose and on the palate. Noble cognac with some notes of candied fruit, orange marmalade, quince, pear. Surprising very long finish with spicy notes coming through.,

    Tasting notes: a very appetizing cognac, powerful but elegant, very full. Vanilla aroma explodes on the nose and on the palate. Noble cognac with some notes...

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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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    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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    No tasting review on this cognac.

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    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...

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    $95

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    Tasting review by Monnet Cognac: On the nose this complex blend marries liquorice, aromas of nuts and candied fruits taste. On the palate it features roundness, finesse and exceptional length

    Tasting review by Monnet Cognac: On the nose this complex blend marries liquorice, aromas of nuts and candied fruits taste. On the palate it features...

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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 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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    $115

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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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