XO Cognacs - Napoléon
A Napoleon, or X.O (for Extra Old ), also called Hors d'âge, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least six and a half years old.
A Cognac may be sold only when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.
Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age. Once transferred into glass, Cognac stops maturing. It stands still.
However, most Cognac houses will use Cognacs much older than those required by law, allowing X.Os to reach a minimum of twenty years old, in order to reveal their very best.
XO is perhaps one of the vaguest classifications regarding quality, and should’t be taken at face value without further search. Some of the XOs you can find in our site are certainly under-priced, while some others, which, of course, you will NOT find here at Le Cognac, may be quite mediocre . In fact, selecting Cognacs with a reasonably quality/price ratios is one of our raisons d’être.
On the other hand, regarding Cognac, beyond a certain level of quality one enters into the realm of subjectivity. And then, of course, there is always a premium in rarity. When a product is scarce, if demand remains strong, it is only natural that prices go up. This is exactly what we have been seeing with high-end Cognac prices in the last few years because of the huge Chinese demand.
As a rule, we would say that the XOs present at Le Cognac are all good value in general market terms. Some of them are indeed very good value.
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François Voyer cognacs are selected by the finest restaurants (Alain Ducasse, Lucas Carton, Laurent...)
Subtle and elegant.The « best-seller » of François Voyer Cognacs, which pleases the novice as well as the connoisseur ... A superb performance by the Master of cellars ...Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €49.17 Incl. Tax: €59.00
Created in 1920 by Georges HINELearn More
90 years later, the House of HINE reinterprets Antique, now an XO Premier Cru.
Blend of more than 40 cognacs exclusively from grapes grown in Grande Champagne, the finest cru of the Cognac region.
All cognacs are aged for more than 10 years.Excl. Tax: €149.17 Incl. Tax: €179.00
A Tribute to Martell’s 300 year anniversary. The oldest among the main Cognac houses, Martell honors its 300th anniversary with the release of a limited edition of its legendary Cordon Bleu – conceived by Edouard Martell in 1912. This blend was aged in oak casks made from a 300-year old tree, as a symbol of the link of the present with the past. Cordon Bleu “A Tribute to Martell’s 300 year anniversary” blends more than one hundred eaux-de-vie from the 4 growth areas in Cognac: Petite Champagne, Grand Champagne, Fins Bois and of course Borderies. The unusual use of Eaux de Vie from Borderies, refined yet fruity, is the signature of Martell. The vintage bottle and label reflects Edouard Martell’s 1912 design. Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €125.00 Incl. Tax: €150.00
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On its tri-centenial, Martell Cognac has partnered with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to create a limited edition bottle “Paris Style” insoired by Paris' Montmartre. The Martell VSOP bottle becomes alive, pops with bight colors and fun designs. It captures the vibrant Montmartre spirit of the 1920's. We love this very limited edition and salute the creative venture! Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €42.92 Incl. Tax: €51.50
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A l’issue d’un magnifique diner de famille au Château de Chanteloup, là où a grandi mon Père et qui a bercé de nombreux souvenirs d’enfance, j’ai dégusté pour la premiere fois le Cognac Martell Chanteloup Perspective. Longtemps, j'ai pensé que le Cordon Bleu était inégalable en grâce et élégance. Chanteloup Perspective est un véritable régal des sens. Sa richesse d'arômes, douceur et longueur en bouche approchent la perfection. Avec beaucoup de parti pris, certes. Chantal Firino Martell Martell Chanteloup Perspective is a recognition to the estate that has inspired Nine generations of family members and cellar masters: the landscapes and views seen from a walkway leading to the Chanteloup cellar. The arms of my family are engraved on the decanter, Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €271.67 Incl. Tax: €326.00
Benoît Fil, Martell Cellar Master, describes this blend :" a unique cognac in the XO category, Martell Cordon Bleu is beautifully complex and rich in aromas. The Borderies expands its smooth caramelised character, tones of sweet spices, gingerbread and roasted cocoa beans. "
The legendary Cordon Bleu was conceived by Edouard Martell in 1912. This blend was aged in oak casks . The unusual use of Eaux de Vie from Borderies, refined yet fruity, is the signature of Martell. The bottle and label reflects Edouard Martell’s 1912 original design.Learn MoreExcl. Tax: €123.33 Incl. Tax: €148.00
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This fine and exquisite "eau-de-vie" is created from an uncommon and old grape variety "the Folle Blanche".Learn More
The "Folle Blanche" is the exceptionally unique cognac grape surrendered after the assault of phylloxera in the late nineteenth century.
The "Folle Blanche" gives unfathomably exquisite, sensitive and perfumed cognacs.Excl. Tax: €62.50 Incl. Tax: €75.00