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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    700ml / 42%
    $173

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    700ml / 40%
    $125

    A beautiful old gold color, with a nose dominated by fruity, pastry notes.  The palate has a good structure, with a long, extended finish during which delightful notes of oak come through.

    A beautiful old gold color, with a nose dominated by fruity, pastry notes.  The palate has a good structure, with a long, extended finish during which...

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    700ml / 40%
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    Tasting review by ABK6: Old gold mahogany in colour The nose displays a great aromatic richness with notes of wood, spice, liquorice, orange peel, and dried figs. Exceptional and well balanced aromatic strength with a combination of hazelnut, walnut, cedar wood, then candied fruits. This XO is distinguished by its great length.

    Tasting review by ABK6: Old gold mahogany in colour The nose displays a great aromatic richness with notes of wood, spice, liquorice, orange peel, and...

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    700ml / 40%
    $199

    Tasting review: Eye: Mahogony with flashes of gold Nose: Complex - notes of spring and summer flowers, honey, and vine canes Palate:  Well-rounded, ever-evolvoing.  Hints of spices, white flowers, summer berries, and citrus fruit.  Long, well-balanced finish.

    Tasting review: Eye: Mahogony with flashes of gold Nose: Complex - notes of spring and summer flowers, honey, and vine canes Palate:  Well-rounded,...

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    700ml / 40%
    $203

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    No tasting review on this cognac.

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    500ml / 40%
    $71

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    700ml / 40%
    $137

    Through the Grande and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, the blend gains a smooth and elegant character.

    Through the Grande and Petite Champagne eaux-de-vie, the blend gains a smooth and elegant character.

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    700ml / 40%
    $107

    On the nose very floral. There are vanilla and honey notes. In the mouth you find a balanced taste, dried fruits, and some spicy notes. The finish is elegant, some spicy notes in the end.

    On the nose very floral. There are vanilla and honey notes. In the mouth you find a balanced taste, dried fruits, and some spicy notes. The finish is...

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    700ml / 40%
    $179

    Bache Gabrielsen's Prestige is a round, and well balanced blend.

    Bache Gabrielsen's Prestige is a round, and well balanced blend.

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    700ml / 40%
    $239

    The nose : Round and balanced notes, oak hints and almond. A rich rancio comes in, some leather aromas. The Borderies spirits in this blend lead to a floral fragrance.

    The nose : Round and balanced notes, oak hints and almond. A rich rancio comes in, some leather aromas. The Borderies spirits in this blend lead to a floral...

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    700ml / 40%
    $137

    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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    700ml / 40%
    $107

    This Fins Bois XO has aromatic complexity of exotic fruits and citrus. You may notice some vanilla as well. Pleasant and well-typed.

    This Fins Bois XO has aromatic complexity of exotic fruits and citrus. You may notice some vanilla as well. Pleasant and well-typed.

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    700ml / 40%
    $161

    Tasting review: Eye: Beautiful glowing mahogany tones Nose: Cedar wood, dried fruit, and vanilla Palate:Notes of candied fruit, walnut, and cocoa. Extremely long finish

    Tasting review: Eye: Beautiful glowing mahogany tones Nose: Cedar wood, dried fruit, and vanilla Palate:Notes of candied fruit, walnut, and cocoa....

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    700ml / 40%
    $155

    Tasting review by Bisquit: On the nose: this exalted cognac offers a bouquet of aromas expressed around a core of wood and smoky notes of tobacco and cocoa, and fruity notes of candied fruit and prune.On the palate: is incredibly rich, full-bodied and stunningly smooth. The notes already expressed on the nose are enriched with aromatic notes of plum,...

    Tasting review by Bisquit: On the nose: this exalted cognac offers a bouquet of aromas expressed around a core of wood and smoky notes of tobacco and cocoa,...

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    700ml / 40%
    $83

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    350ml / 43%
    $92

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    No tasting review available.

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    700ml / 40%
    $179

    There is no tasting review of Bowen XO Cognac yet, but the producer states that it has rich and profound taste, with floral notes of iris.

    There is no tasting review of Bowen XO Cognac yet, but the producer states that it has rich and profound taste, with floral notes of iris.

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    700ml / 40%
    $89

    Very soft, and round palate.93 points in our tasting "Best XO Cognacs for 2016"

    Very soft, and round palate.93 points in our tasting "Best XO Cognacs for 2016"

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    700ml / 40%
    $107

    Clear, great nose - some dry and dark fruits. Long finish.

    Clear, great nose - some dry and dark fruits. Long finish.

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    700ml / 40%
    $107

    Clear, great nose - some dry and dark fruits. Long finish.

    Clear, great nose - some dry and dark fruits. Long finish.

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    700ml / 40%
    $107

    Clear, great nose - some dry and dark fruits. Long finish.

    Clear, great nose - some dry and dark fruits. Long finish.

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    700ml / 40%
    $191

    Tasting review: Eye: Deep brown with golden highlights Nose: Floral aromas of jasmine, dried fruits, and vanilla Palate: The aromas continue on the palate, with elegant complexity, softness, and amazingly well balanced. Combines power and richness with a wonderful harmony, right though to it's delightfully satisfying finish

    Tasting review: Eye: Deep brown with golden highlights Nose: Floral aromas of jasmine, dried fruits, and vanilla Palate: The aromas continue on the...

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    700ml / 40%
    $113

    No tasting review available.

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    700ml / 40%
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    Tasting review: Nose: Floral, sweet, vanilla, almonds, violets, and hazelnuts Palate: Fruity and mellow, sweet pastry, cinnamon, old port, and dried fruits

    Tasting review: Nose: Floral, sweet, vanilla, almonds, violets, and hazelnuts Palate: Fruity and mellow, sweet pastry, cinnamon, old port, and dried fruits

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